Photo: Don Enright
Join us to explore the role Environmental Rights can play in protecting people and the environment during this panel discussion with members of The Coalition for Environmental Rights:
- Kristian Ferreira is the Community Liaison for the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.
- Peter Wood is the former manager of the David Suzuki Foundation’s “Blue Dot” campaign for environmental rights and currently works for CanopyPlanet.org.
- Trent Browett is a policy analyst based in Hamilton.
The Coalition for Environmental Rights is a recently formed group of organizations working together to ensure that the right to a healthy environment is recognized in Canada. This right is already recognized in 150 countries worldwide, and has been used to create stronger laws, better enforcement, and more equitable environmental outcomes. In a recent article, coalition members outlined near-term opportunities to secure this right, and how this is related to efforts to address environmental racism and the rights of Indigenous People.
Coalition coordinators Trent Browett, Kristian Ferreira, and Peter Wood will provide an overview of the “superpowers” that come with the right to a healthy environment, describe the plan to secure this right in Canada, and how the public can become involved.
Join this free session and learn about some of the work happening locally (and nationally) to care for the land and its people!
*Tickets must be reserved in advance. Ticket reservation closes 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***This is a pilot program, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.