Over the past few days, International Rivers had the incredible privilege of participating in a groundbreaking event that spotlighted the increasingly vital concept of the “Rights of Nature” in Brazil. The second Brazilian Rights of Nature Forum took place October 6 – 8th, in the breathtaking backdrop of Ilhéus, Bahia.
This Brazilian Rights of Nature Forum brought together a remarkable assembly of environmentalists, legal scholars, original and riverside communities, and dedicated activists. These voices converged from the multiple diverse biomes of Brazil, uniting under the banner of calling for the recognition of the Rights of Nature by the United Nations (UN).
This official event, endorsed by the United Nations (UN), was for the exchange of knowledge and amplifying the voices of indigenous and traditional communities, academia, and civil society. The event served to initiate the groundwork for the UN Earth Assembly, set to be launched in April 2024.
The outcomes of this gathering will not only contribute to the definition of the universal rights for Mother Earth but will also be instrumental in the global debate and internalization of these rights within this new universal declaration.
We honor the tireless efforts of our team and all those who stand united for the Rights of Nature. Together, we are making strides towards a more sustainable and harmonious future for people and our planet.
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Feature photo by Isadora Armani/International Rivers