The age of anthropoce: evolucionary perspective on future law regarding climate change
Have humans permanently changed the planet? Do we need new legislation to adapt to the anthropocene? Applying the score/scheme to a juridical case, if we could legally propose a new agreement regarding nature and the environment, if the »crime« being ecocide, who would be the victims? Humans and/or nonhumans? Who are the perpetrators? Who are the witnesses? How can we assuage climate crises by adding new laws to the constitution?
Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, together Katja Eman ( environmental criminologist), addressed the topic of stepping out of the anthropocentric discourse, contemplating on the legislative aspects of the relationship between nature and man. Legislation is a form of a social contract, an agreement. However, a new agreement now appears to be in order, one under which voice is also given to living beings other than humans (beings that currently have no voice, at least not one humans are willing to hear). How do we devise such an agreement? Who constructs the new understanding of the relationship, who manages its regulation by law?
Location: Ljubljana City Municipality, conference room
collaboration with Katja Eman ( environmental criminologist)
READY TO CHANGE–Experimental Forum on Culture and Social Innovation in Europe and in the Med Area