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Wed, Nov 02


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Renewable Energy and the Rights of Nature

Using stories about several regions of the world that have tried to legally enshrine the rights of nature, we'll grapple with the question: how can we ensure the rights of nature when designing our energy futures?

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Renewable Energy and the Rights of Nature

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Nov 02, 2022, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

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About the event

We will use examples from Chile, Germany, and the U.S. midwest to see how people are attempting to legally establish the rights of the natural world and discuss how different possible energy futures will impact the rights of nature. Does approaching a problem from the perspective of the "rights of nature" meaningfully differ from the perspective of "enviornmental impacts"? Can renewable energy help to ensure the rights of nature? 

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