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Media Statement: Florida Democrats Adopt Rights of Nature in Party Platform
As Rights of Nature continues to gain traction, Florida Democrats incorporate this paradigm shift into their party platform.
Media Statement: Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Pennsylvania
Community Rights advances to the state level as a Pennsylvania legislator introduces the “Local Self-Government Amendment,” elevating people and communities over corporations.
Media Release: Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Sweden’s Parliament
A representative in Sweden’s Parliament introduces Rights of Nature legislation – the first time a European national government considers the rights of ecosystems.
Mother Jones: Some Indigenous Communities Have a New Way to Fight Climate Change: Give Personhood Rights to Nature
The Yurok Tribe recognizes the rights of the Klamath River this summer as part of the growing Rights of Nature movement.
Blog: We Stand With the Youth Climate Strike
CELDF stands with Youth Climate Strike as they demand systemic change, including legal Rights of Nature.
WINK News: Clean water advocates work to get Caloosahatchee amendment on 2020 ballot
Lee County, Florida, residents advance a bill of rights for the Caloosahatchee River, joining five other Florida counties advancing similar measures.
Press Release: Florida: Flurry of Rights of River Ballot Initiatives Proposed to Save Drinking Water, Ecosystems
Florida residents advance nearly a half dozen Rights of Nature laws to protect numerous river ecosystems across the state.
Mongabay: Philippine bill seeks to grant nature the same legal rights as humans
CELDF is partnering with a coalition of Philippine activists, attorneys, and organizations to advance Rights of Nature protections in law.
TSW Media Release: Activists Defend Lawsuit Enforcing Lake Erie Bill of Rights, Rights of Toledoans
Toledo residents file pro se lawsuit defending the people’s Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Vox: This country gave all its rivers their own legal rights
Rights of Nature is gaining traction in the U.S. and around the world – the beginning of a paradigm shift. Here’s what it looks like on the ground.