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Legal Protection of the Earth
Legal Protection of the Earth

The Earth Law Center defines Ecocentric Law as "an emerging body of law for protecting, restoring, and stabilizing the functional interdependency of Earth's life and life-support systems." 

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Abby Volkmann
Climate Solutions Manager at Grounded
"Equity and environmental justice must remain at the forefront of a national 30x30 strategy."
Abby Volkmann
Climate Solutions Manager at Grounded
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he will work with Congress to double again the United States' financial commitment to help developing nations confront the climate crisis

Legal Victory: The Magpie River is the First River to Have Legal Rights in Canada

"The Magpie River, Muteshekau-shipu in the Innu language, is now more protected than ever before. In a first for Canada, the Magpie has been granted legal personhood and endowed with basic rights and protections. On February 16, 2021, the regional municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit passed similar resolutions to protect the river from future threats." Read more on the Earth Law Center website here: https://bit.ly/3w2inrg