Come learn what REALLY happened, and didn’t happen, in Rio, as we hear from Shannon Biggs, Global Exchange’s Community Rights Program Director, who was part of the unofficial events leading up to Rio+20. Shannon will provide an insider’s perspective on the discussions held to influence the agenda at Rio, and the impact of those deliberations. She was there to launch a new report, “Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Change,” challenging the ‘Green Economy’ agenda at Rio+20. , and exploring in-depth ways in which Rights of Nature can be applied as a legal tool for protecting the planet.
- 7:00pm: We will start with a brief update and introduction to The Pachamama Alliance
- 8:00-9:00pm: Shannon Biggs’ presentation and Q&A
Come early! Our venue, Peña Pachamama – located in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco – is a South American restaurant. Delicious organic appetizers and entrees are available starting at 6:00pm (no host).
About Shannon Biggs
Shannon Biggs is the Director of the Community Rights program at Global Exchange. She recently co-authored two books, Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots and The Rights of Nature. Her current work focuses on assisting communities confronted by corporate harms to enact binding laws that place the rights of communities and nature above the claimed legal “rights” of corporations.