Living in harmony with nature:

Rights of Nature in the Convention on Biological Diversity

Be a part of the initiative for Rights of Nature in the Convention of Biodiversity!

Living Planet, a beautiful artwork by Jane Tomlinson showing Mother Earth surrounded by animals.

About the initiative

On July 12, 2021, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) released the first official draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework with a view to realizing the 2050 vision of a world living in harmony with Nature. The draft had removed the enabling condition to "[c]onsider and recognize, where appropriate, the rights of nature" previously included in the zero draft. The recognition of the Rights of Nature would pave the way to transforming society's relationship with the environment, allowing the natural world to exist and flourish.

Earth Law Center, Rights of Mother Earth, Rights of Nature Sweden, and Earth Advocacy Youth and supporting organizations are gaining support for the re-incorporation of Rights of Nature into The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Please join us!

Initiating organisations

Supporting organisations