Hearing Nature’s Voice: Perspectives from Law, Ethics, Business, and Science

Event description: 

September 18, 2023

6:00pm (doors open 5:30pm). Reception to follow.

James Chapel
3041 Broadway
New York, NY, USA

Gopal Patel: Center for Earth Ethics
Karenna Gore: Center for Earth Ethics
Alexandra Pimor: Earth Law Center
Natalia Greene: Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
Nathan Lujan: Royal Ontario Museum & University of Toronto
SD Smith: Advisor to Ramapough Munsee Nation

Join us during Climate Week NYC on September 18, from 6:00-7:00 (reception to follow) in James Chapel at Union Theological Seminary.  The panel will offer insights into the transition from anthropocentrism to ecocentrism, and why humans must shift their extractive and destructive dispositions towards Nature if we are to combat global warming and massive environmental degradation.  The panelists will draw from law, ethics, business, and science to explore how using modalities such as Rights of Nature, Rights of Future Generations, and Earth Ethics, among others, can help facilitate this transition. The “co-violations” of human rights and Nature’s rights necessitate new legal structures to provide governance and protection to nature and its guardians.

Hosted by the Center for Earth Ethics

Register here.