The Rights of Nature

Rights of Nature is the recognition that nature has rights, and is not just property to be controlled and commodified by humans. Increasingly around the world we are seeing people enforcing these rights on behalf of ecosystems. Ecuador recognizes the rights of nature in its constitution. David Pettit, Senior Attorney with the NRDC joins us to discuss how more and more communities in the US are looking at creating and enforcing environmental protections through this legal framework.

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