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Australian Earth Laws Alliance
The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centered governance in Australia, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics and the arts. AELA’s work is inspired by the theory and practice of Earth jurisprudence, which is a governance philosophy and growing social movement. Earth jurisprudence proposes that we rethink our legal, political, economic and governance systems so that they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (the “Alliance”) is a global network of organizations and individuals committed to the universal adoption and implementation of legal systems that recognize, respect and enforce “Rights of Nature”. Rather than treating nature as property under the law, the time has come to recognize that natural communities have the right to exist, maintain and regenerate their vital cycles.
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
The Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights works with governments, tribal nations, indigenous communities, civil society, and grassroots activists to protect the human right to a healthy environment and establish the rights of the environment itself – the rights of nature. This means securing the highest level of legal protection for humans and nature through the recognition of legal rights.
United Nations Harmony with Nature Programme
In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 22 April as International Mother Earth Day. In so doing, Member States acknowledged that the Earth and its ecosystems are our common home, and expressed their conviction that it is necessary to promote Harmony with Nature in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations. The same year, the General Assembly adopted its first resolution on Harmony with Nature.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is helping build a decolonial movement for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature to advance democratic, economic, social, and environmental rights – building upward from the grassroots to the state, federal, and international levels.
Nature’s Rights is a non-profit focused on establishing legal personality and rights for ecosystems and species in Europe and internationally. Nature’s Rights proposes a whole systems framework of law that recognises the reality of our existence: We are nature – part of the interdependent web of life: when nature thrives, we thrive.