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Law and Governance for Living Systems

The Earth Law Alliance aims to accelerate the development and adoption of laws and forms of governance that recognise our dependence on healthy ecosystems.Nautilus1At the moment, our legal and governance systems lag behind our scientific understanding of how living systems function. They do not take into account what is required to protect Earth and encourage truly sustainable living. In short – our legal systems are not fit for purpose. We need new, innovative, legal frameworks and governance systems to enable people, other species and our entire planet to thrive.

Ideas and understanding of how to create and implement laws and governance systems that ensure a healthy planet are already developing. International lawsConstitutional laws, national laws and local laws are already emerging that seek to meet the challenge of creating life-sustaining communities.

The Earth Law Alliance offers a collaborative platform for multi-disciplinary sharing and learning about ideas, philosophies, successes and failures in developing and using law to protect all life.    

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