The lack of water in the planet is an indisputable reality. Climate change, the exploration and exploitation of natural resources, and the lack of strict regulation of mining companies are, among other things, the main causes of the environmental crisis today.
Despite the existence of international agreements and treaties to protect Nature, it continues to deteriorate. It appears that the mechanisms put in place for its protection must evolve, in order to guarantee a healthy environment for future generations.
However, the acceptance of a new paradigm perceiving Nature as a subject of law is necessary to work in this way. Recognition of the existence of compensable ecological damage is essential. Our vision and our work are undoubtedly aligned in this way: We promote the recognition of the rights of Nature in Quebec and Canada, and we contribute to its recognition at the global level. Research and information dissemination are our key tools. We seek to build and promote incentives to stimulate discussion at the legislative level.
We will also speak for Nature in national and international courts, working with lawyers from a variety of backgrounds to bring about legal change.
At the International Observatory of Nature’s Rights we promote the research and recognition of nature’s rights, the rights of water, and environmental justice.
The International Observatory of Nature’s Rights offers legal advice and support in enacting bills, public policies, and peaceful interventions in legal proceedings by representing our partners in defending the rights of nature.
In partnership with the community, the International Observatory of Nature’s Rights fosters a network of international legal experts, lawyers, government agencies, academic institutions, and research centers who promote environmental justice by defending the rights of nature and water.
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