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Interactive dialogue of the general assembly on harmony with nature in commemoration of international mother earth day
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Interactive dialogue of the general assembly on harmony with nature in commemoration of international mother earth day


Programme

 

10:00 : Opening session
H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Luis Alberto Arce, President of Bolivia
H.E. Ms. Teresa Ribera, Vice-President and Minister of Ecological Transition, Spain

10:15 : Keynote sSpeakers
H.E. Ms. Marie Toussaint, Member of Parliament of the European Union
H.E. Ms. Barbara Trachte, Secretary of State for the Brussels Region, Belgium
H.E. Ms. Caren Fox, Deputy Chief Judge, Māori Land Court, New Zealand
H.E. Mr. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Law Professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, India
H.E. Ms. Camila Zárate, Coordinator of the Commission on Environment, Rights of Nature, the Commons and Ecological Model of the Constitutional Assembly of Chile

10:45 : General statements from member states and stakeholders

 

11:15 : Panel 1 - Earth-centered law to protect biodiversity in harmony with nature

Unsustainable economic systems have endangered all forms of life, human and non-human – exemplified in the steep loss of biodiversity from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems, and the climate crisis approaching a point of no return. A reversal of the current path demands nothing less than a paradigm shift.

Moderator : Pamela Martin, Ph.D. Professor of Politics, Executive Director UN Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina

Panelists :
Ms. Vanessa Hasson de Oliveira, General Director, CSO/MAPAS / Mr. Jose de Abreu, Florianopolis City Councilor, Brazil
Ms. Yenny Vega, President, CSO/Intl.Observatory of the Rights of Nature / Mr. Alexandre Boulerice,  Canadian MP, New Democratic Party
Ms. Claudia Brindis, Operative Director, CSO/ELC Mexico / Mr. Max Correa, Congressman, Mexico
Dr. Leonel Fuentes, Dean of the Faculty of Jurisprudence, Social Sciences and Policy, University of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Dr. Hernando Bernal, Agrologist, PhD in Development Studies and Intl Cooperation, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Mr. Craig Kauffmann, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department, University of Oregon, USA

 

13:00 : Lunch break

 

15:00 : Panel 2 - Ecological economics to protect biodiversity in harmony with nature

The values advanced by ecological economics and Earth-centered law, such as fairness, equity, justice, cooperation, dialogue, inclusion, comprehension, agreement, respect, and mutual inspiration complement each other in the journey to move beyond the Anthropocene epoch. Earth-centered approaches calls on humanity to listen to, take inspiration from, and care for the Planet that sustains us, and recognize that Nature is, and should be, a source of law, ethics and how we govern ourselves.

Moderator : Pamela Martin, Ph.D. Professor of Politics, Executive Director UN Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina

Panelists :
Mr. Irikefe V. Dafe, President, CSO/River Ethiope Foundation (RETFON) / Ms. Mabel Emmanuel, Director at the Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
Ms. Callie Veelenturf, Executive Director, CSO/Leatherback project / Mr. Juán Diego Vásquez, Senator at the National Assembly of Panama
Dr. Teresa Vicente, Professor of Philosophy of Law and Director of the Human Rights and Rights of Nature Faculty, University of Murcia / Mr. Mario Cervera, Mayor of the Alcázares, Spain
Dr. Marcela Peixoto, Lawyer, Solidarity Economy-Articulated first Rights of Nature law in Brazil
Ms. Kate Raworth, Author of Doughnut Economics, Co-founder Doughnut Economics Lab
Ms. Megan Egler, MSc, PhD Candidate, Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E), Gund Institute for Environment,  University of Vermont, USA

16:45 : General statements from member states & stakeholders (cont'd)
H.E. Mr. Cillian Lohan, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
Dr. Géraldine Thiry, Associate professor in economics, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Dr. Caroline Regad and Dr. Cedric Riot, University Law Professors and Researchers, founders of the first university diploma in France on animal law and, in 2022, of the integration of the rights of the living in Earth Jurisprudence
Ms. Doris Ragettli, Co-founder, CSO/Rights of Mother Earth / Mr. Jon Pult, Swiss MP-Social Democratic Party and Ms. Marionna Schlatter, Swiss MP-Green Party
Ms. Cintia Balaudo, President, CSO/Capibara Naturaleza, Argentina
Mr. Frank Tumusiime, Co-director, CSO/ANARDE / Hon. Biyika Lawrence Songa, MP/Ora County,  Uganda

17:30 : Wrap up : the way forward

Moderator will give a brief overview of the outcomes of the morning and afternoon sessions, including recommendations for next steps in incorporating into the High-Level Political Forum and the General Assembly to advance Earth Jurisprudence in the implementation of the SDGs

17:45 : Closing session
Address by H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly

18:00 : End

 

 

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