• May 12, 2019
  • EEB

EEB | WHAT IF NATURE HAD RIGHTS



A new report published earlier this week reveals the worrying collapse of biodiversity around the world. To protect nature, some countries have started giving rights to natural entities.

According to a survey carried out by pollsters Ipsos MORI, 82% of Europeans will prioritise the protection of the environment, animals and nature when voting for the upcoming European parliament elections. Despite this interest in the environment amongst voters, a recent report reveals that governments are not doing enough to halt nature loss, with up to one million species set to disappear within a few decades.

To protect the environment, some countries decided to give nature rights. This phenomenon could be considered isolated but lately it has been getting more usual.

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