2020 is a pivotal year for biodiversity, as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is preparing a new framework to be adopted this year, for post-2020. We have proposed to include the Rights of Nature in the framework as an important piece of the puzzle for a future in harmony with Nature. We invite you to share this communication with your constituencies.
You can help make this happen! By notifying people involved in the CBD process about the possibility to include Rights of Nature in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and propose the UN adopts a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.
Why is it needed? How does it benefit the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework?
Nature is currently represented only indirectly within the CBD, such as through civil society groups that speak for a variety of interests related both to Nature and humans. By promoting the Rights of Nature through the Post- 2020 global biodiversity framework, Nature itself can begin to have a formal role within the CBD. Although Nature cannot speak in a traditional sense, Nature's rights can still be given effect, such as through legal guardianship bodies that act on behalf of Nature's rights and interests. Such a guardianship body for Nature should be explored in the context of the CBD, along with other ways of giving Nature a legal voice.
Read more about this initiative by looking at our brief.