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Environment

Giving nature legal rights

In 2009, the participants of the Eighth Forum on Indigenous Issue were told by Nicolas Lucas Ticum, a Maya priest from Guatemala and a researcher on the Calendrio Maya, that “The Earth does not belong to human beings. Human beings belong to the Earth”. Despite this phrase being stressed by the United Nations, many member […]

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Environment

How we protect the environment

There is currently more microplastic in the sea than stars in our galaxy, more rapid extinction rates than pre-human background and more climate change-related deaths. Yet, many leaders are still not taking the problem seriously. The UK has long failed to prioritise the environment, and was even once labelled the ‘Dirty Man of Europe’. With […]