Right Use of the Earth Symposium
Collège de France, Paris. 29 May – 1st June 2018
Betsan Martin, June 2018
The Symposium was organized by Luca d’Ambrosia and other colleagues as part of a legal research project on Environmental Humanities in the Age of the Anthropocene.
Alliance-Respons was represented by Adrian Macey, Betsan Martin, Linda Te Aho, who gave presentations. Pierre Calame, Alain Supiot, Mireille Delmas-Marty also attended.
A major theme for the Right Use of the Earth was that law in general has been developed to support the transactional system of economic development. Environmental law and labour law are, in essence, ways of mitigating the externalities of industrial development, and as such cannot address the need for integrative law to bring human and nature/biological systems together. There is potential for responsibility, as a relational paradigm and as a basis for accountability and social solidarity to achieve this integrative role. Read more….