Roundtable – Expert meeting on rights of nature
Expert meeting on rights of nature with Mr. Jilata David Choquehuanca Céspedes, Vicepresident of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and indigenous leader.
Mother Earth, Pacha Mama, Rights of Nature, Harmony with Nature. Mr. Choquehuanca will deliver a speech about the connection between people and Mother Earth, Pacha Mama, and the Rights of Nature. He will highlight how ‘Harmony with Nature’ and the concept of ‘Vivir Bien’ can be institutionalized in our democracies. Bolivia has a long tradition there in, whereas in the Netherlands, we are anxiously searching for such a balance.
After the introductory speech, the participants can deliberate with Mr. Choquehuanca on the Rights of Nature that have been recognized in Bolivia. We will further discus show Rights of Nature initiatives are and can be implemented in the world and NL specifically (e.g. Wadden Sea, river Maas and IJssel, river forest Amelisweerd). What can we learn from the Harmony with Nature practices in Bolivia?