Does the Earth need a lawyer?
This was the question posed at a public talk from Polly Higgins, organised by the Sustainable Earth Institute.
Polly Higgins, originally a barrister practising in London, now uses her legal skills for just one client – the Earth. She advocates for a law that creates a legal duty of care by putting people and planet first. A law that prohibits extensive damage, destruction to or loss of human and non-human life: a law of ecocide.
This talk is part of a series of public events organised by the Sustainable Earth Institute, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about a range of global issues affecting society and the environment.