Rights of Nature Webinar by CELDF on Ecuador

On June 30, 4 pm PST Community Environmental Legal Defence Fund (CELDF) will hold a webinar “Putting Our Heads in the Clouds: Landmark Decision in Ecuador Points to Protection over Exploitation”.

Vimeo webinar recording

YouTube webinar recording

More Information

“This past November, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of the Los Cedros Cloud Forest ecosystem and local communities’ rights over the rights of a foreign mining corporation. Truly a seminal case for legal rights of nature, the court addressed the regulatory permitting process, the precautionary principle, biodiversity, community input into the decision-making process, and how human rights to clean water and a healthy environment are completely tied to the rights of the ecosystem and nature.”

The Los Cedros decision by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador in English and Spanish

Excerpts of the Los Cedros decision

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