The Rights of Nature

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Summary

In 2021, the United Nations recognised that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. First Nations Australians have known this for over 60,000 years. Can countries, companies and individuals be held accountable? Realising the rights of nature and Indigenous knowledge systems is key to combatting the threats from climate change.

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Sasha Purcell

Sasha Purcell

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Sasha Purcell

Sasha Purcell is Torres Strait Islander human rights lawyer, Fulbright Scholar and NYU Human Rights Scholar in the climate change program. In 2021, she was awarded National NAIDOC Scholar of...

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Francis Nona

Francis Nona

Speaker

Francis Nona

Francis Nona is a proud Torres Strait Islander man from Badu Island who has been initiated into manhood through the lore and traditions of his people. Francis is a registered...

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Anne Poelina

Anne Poelina

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Anne Poelina

Professor Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Warrwa woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. An active community leader, human and earth rights advocate, film maker and a respected academic...

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Fleur Ramsay

Fleur Ramsay

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Fleur Ramsay

Fleur Ramsay is the Special Counsel for the International Program at EDO in Sydney. The program partners with local organisations to protect the environment and the rights of Indigenous peoples...

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09 March 2022

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