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Proposal for a Law of Mother Earth (Bolivian civil society)

The stated aim of the proposal for a framework Law of Mother Earth is to “begin a transition to a new model based on the principle of living well in harmony with nature” (“Vivir Bien” in Spanish). The objective of the law is to “guarantee the co-existence and preservation of life” by recognising that Mother Earth is a subject with rights. As the proposal says, “this is an attempt to create a new legal framework that goes beyond human rights”.

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The politics of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the key debates at the heart of the process to agree on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Key areas of contention include how to interpret the universal nature of the SDGs and who will fund their implementation. This page provides links to selected reports and analysis that are useful in navigating through the key debates on the SDGs.

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So what is economic success? Going beyond GDP and profit (ICAEW)

The ICAEW has launched a new project to “explore what we mean by economic success, the role that GDP and profit play in this, and the potential for broader measures of economic success to help us balance our economic priorities, our social goals, and the constraints imposed on us by the natural environment we live in.”

Johan Rockstrom

Planetary Boundaries: Talking Green Economy with Johan Rockstrom

Leading scientist Johan Rockstrom explains the concept of planetary boundaries which proposes there is a safe operating space for human development. The concept has risen up the global agenda in recent years because: Mounting scientific evidence shows the planet is a complex interconnected system that […]

Joan Carling

Who should value nature? Interview with Joan Carling

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Joan Carling is […]

Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Presidente da Associação Hutukara Yanomami (credit Joelle Hernandez)

Who should value nature? Interview with Davi Kopenawa Yanomami

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Davi Kopenawa […]

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Who should value nature? Interview with Richard Mattison

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Richard Mattison is […]

Thabit Jacob

Who should value nature? Interview with Thabit Jacob

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Thabit Jacob is […]

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