Bolivia Gives Legal Rights To The Earth | articles about the Andes | Scoop.it

Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world.  Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination.  The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.”


Via Seti Gershberg