29 Aug Environmental Rights Summit – 6th of September at Summerhall
Want to find out more about Environmental Rights and why they matter?
Come and find out at our first Environmental Rights Summit!
Prof David Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, will be our keynote speaker.
This summer, with the consultations on environmental governance and the Human Rights Bill, we have the chance to tell the government what we need for an enforceable human right to a healthy environment.
Join us to be the collective voice in demanding access to environmental justice in a court of law and ensuring our substantive and procedural rights are protected in the new Human Rights Bill.
We will have the day to share our hopes and aspirations for a greener, healthier and fairer Scotland for everyone.
There will be plenty of opportunities for exchanging ideas, tips and learning, including workshops on:
- Using freedom of information requests to hold public bodies to account – from The Ferret
- Challenging poor planning decisions and campaigning for a fairer system – from Planning Democracy
- Going to court over the environment: challenges and opportunities – from ERCS
- How to advance the Rights of Nature – from Lawyers for Nature
This will be an in-person event for ERCS members, supporters, community campaigners, the voluntary sector and all our networks.