Building the Foundations of International Indigenous Environmental Law

The Ninth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues wrapped up today, after two weeks of diplomatic negotiations and side-events on contemporary indigenous issues’specifically dealing with how development policies can work within the frameworks of indigenous… Read More

A New Theory of Justice

I managed to catch up with “wild law” pioneer Cormac Cullinan at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, after his speech on the rights of nature. When I asked him about the rights… Read More

Equality for All Species

After eating lunch (and dancing!) with President Evo Morales, conference participants headed to the official closing ceremony at the Cochabamba stadium for a reading of the final conference Declaration on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth…. Read More

A Meaty Lunch with Evo, the People’s President

On Earth Day, the New York delegation at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights was invited to have lunch with President Evo Morales (the first indigenous president of Bolivia), President Hugo Chavez of… Read More

The Right to Speak: for 60 Seconds?

On Wednesday evening, the last night of the World’s People Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, before the closing ceremony, representatives from the United States and Canada gathered in the Biblioteca for a meeting of the… Read More

Happy Earth Day

This Earth Day, think outside of the box. While the inclination may be to replace your incandescent bulbs with CFLs, if you really want to reduce your climate impact, think about cutting out ‘ or cutting back on… Read More

Implementing the Rights of Mother Earth

It’s hard to believe that today is the third ‘ the penultimate ‘ day of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights. I’ve learned a lot and met some incredible people, but I wish… Read More

Viva La Pachamama!

The Bolivian sun was hot today – even at 9am – and my shoulders are more than a little sunburned. Although the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth began yesterday, with working… Read More

Welcome to Cochabamba

This morning’after an unexpected detour in Fort Myers, three hours sitting on a runway, and a mad dash to Aerosur Flight 558’I arrived in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the first day of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change… Read More

Another Meatless Monday

Cape Town has become the first African city to endorse a weekly meat-free day. The campaign, spearheaded by Compassion in World Farming, aims to reduce the negative environmental, social, and animal-welfare consequences of industrial animal agriculture. The Meatless… Read More