Rights of Nature for Peace and Sustainable Development - 6th Annual International Conference 11 and 12 December 2017, United Nations (Other continental or worldwide networks, please contact us)
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Call for Contribution 2017:
International Annual Conference on the Rights of Nature
December 11-12, 2017
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Thursday December 11 and 12, 2017
from 09:00 to 18:00
Lundi soir, de 19:00 à 23:00 : Networking Dinner of Rights of Nature Networks
FREE ENTRANCE UNDER SUBSCRIPTION (United Nations Access Pass)
Presentations will be held in english and french. Debates and questions will be organized in english and french. Thank you to use the form at the bottom of the page to subscribe including only for audience.
|Leading Projects of Education to Science and Citizen Sciences since 1992, and creating 1st Participatory Researches Camps in 2004, the NGO Objective Sciences International have the Special Consultative Status to United Nations. Active in all continents, the NGO organize every year, since 2012, the International Annual Conference on Rights of Nature in United Nations, at which one participate all Governments actives in this domain or interested by these works. The objective of this Conference organized into the heart of the United Nations hemicycle is to allow all the actors and operators in these domains to exchange, meet and share directly and at the largest international level.|
Interactives Dialogues of the UN and Rights of Nature
The experts who are solicited annually by the Bureau of the United Nations in charge of the initiative Harmony with Nature, exchange already at national and continental levels (Europe, North America...) following diverse groups of themes. This Conference organised in December permit to work on the results of the High Level Interactive Dialogues that was done, and to prepare the objects of thinking for the next Interactive Dialogues. The one who want to exchange and share their ideas, practices and solutions, at worldwide level, meet at the end of the year for the International Annual Conference organized in United Nations.
Protection of Nature / Legal personality of Nature / Living Beings / Sustainable Development
Several public or associative organizations, and citizens, that are active in the domain of Rights of Nature, federated or organized, at the international level. The main national actors, the federations, and the specific operators, organized presently at the international level, and are called to meet annually at the end of the civil year, at the International Annual Conference on Rights of Nature, at United Nations, in Geneva.
This annual space of sharing results and pooling of skills, allow to the actors of the domain to exchange practices, solutions, ideas, needs.
Your Annual Exchanges Resource
In the following of the national and continental meetings that are organized in each country and continent by the local federation, this International Annual Conference at United Nations allow the actors to implement in consultation, or to inform mutually, of progress and actions they lead during the year, or that they have in project.
The participants at this Conference are:
- Local and regional actors of different countries
- Thematic Actors by disciplines
- Regional or national federations
- Thematic Federations, by disciplines
- Large Institutions of Rights of Nature
- Associations of Defence and Protection of Nature
- Government departments (Environment, Education, Research, Sustainable Development...) and international associations of Ministries
- Specialized Journalists (law, science, environment, education, sustainable development ...)
- UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP ...)
Subjects that are in the agenda of December 2017 are:
- Earth-centered Law
- Ecological Economics
- Education for a natural behaviour of respect of Nature
- Holistic Science and Researches
- Humanities for Rights of Nature
- Philosophy and Ethics
- The Arts, the Media, Design and Architecture
- Theology and Spirituality front of Rights of Nature
Exchanges between stakeholders of the meeting will happen in a round table between speakers and debates with the audience of the Assembly.
Organiser : NGO Objective Sciences International, Geneva
- Thomas EGLI, President of Objective Sciences International
- Lisa MEAD, Jurist, Earth Law Alliance
- Valérie CABANES, Juriste, Porte Parole de l’initiative End Ecocide on Earth
- Christa MUTH, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
- Doris RAGETLI, Rights of Mother Earth
14:00 – Opening of the Conference
Here the Programme of the 5 days of GENEVA FORUM of December 2017, where are described the 2 days dedicated to the Conference on Rights of Nature for Peace and Sustainable Development Goals.
Already Validated Presentations
Rights of Nature in Brazil
This work originates from a doctoral thesis on the theoretical framework of Humanistic Capitalism, proposing the recognition of Planetary Dignity as a vector of the Brazilian Constitution. With this aim the study covers various disciplines that establish the conversations necessary to demonstrate the interdependence of all who live in the planet and thus constitute it in its universality. This proposal takes as its core the theory of autopoietic systems, gravitating around law, quantum physics, theology, philosophy of
language and metaphysics, in the search for an element so that, being original and common to everyone, could justify the intent to contribute to a paradigm shift in law and society, abandoning the anthropocentric perspective in favor of earth centered perspective, achieving thus enough momentum to overcome the ecological crisis in which the world is currently plunged. In Brazil we are pushing forward the thesis with some activities like stablished of some research groups and especially with proposals of law like we did for the city of São paulo, the most populated city of Brazil and one of the world.
Mrs Vanessa Oliveira, MAPAS - Métodos de Apoio à Práticas Ambientais e Sociais, Brazil
Allowing room for the Other, other people, other Species
Allowing room for others is essential for the reverence and respect necessary to form and foster relationships. Relationships are the key to both sanity and happiness. A community of relationships binds us together with one another. It is no less true for our relationships with the rest of nature than it is for our relationships with other human beings.
Mr Steve Szeghi, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, Participant on the United Nations Commission Harmony with Nature in discipline Ecological Economics, www.wilmington.edu
Integrating Rights of Nature with Agricultural Development
The most important problem for the future of humans, other than the control of their populations, is how are they to be fed without threatening more and more of the natural world and species diversity? For the passed 40 years we have been developing agricultural techniques modelled on how ecological systems work, and run experimental farms to test the results. The whole farm becomes a nature reserve, it is a self sustaining highly diversified system where the net biological production is increased and the intrinsic value of the living and non living world a central concern.
Mrs Dr Marthe Kiley-Worthington, Centre d’eco-etho recherche et education, France/UK, www.eco-etho-recherche.com
Conclusions of the Monsanto Tribunal The Hague of 14-16 october 2016
The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People’s Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want.
The Tribunal and People’s Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.
During this Presentation, we will expose the conclusions of the session of 14-16 october 2016.
Mr Hannes LAMMLER, European Civique Forum, Monsanto Tribunal Steering Committee, http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/
How to initiate a World Right Referendum
in order to recognize fundamental rights for non-human beings
As an introduction: presentation of the progress since the international conference ’Who has Right to the World?’ (organized by Védegylet in 2012 in Budapest) and since the OSI Geneva conference in 2013.
The concept and the new strategy of a World Right Referendum in order to recognize fundamental rights for non-human beings - not waiting any more for any future administrative solution by others but assuming our own responsibility. So this very first global referendum would propose an effective recognition of fundamental rights for Nature by the signature of the declaration, which could be signed progressively without any time limit or marketing goal (such as gathering one million signature, etc.) Indivuals could sign as well as organizations, local, regional or national governments, churches or even companies. This initiates a brand new method after the general strategy prevailing till now: green movements trying to put pressure by popular petitions on governments and international organizations which has never lead to any significant global change. This World Right Referendum shows that the real change strats by assuming our own responsibity by recognizing fundamental rights for Nature. Without this change in our own
Gabor KARDOS, Védegylet - Protect the Future, www.védegylet.hu
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