Rights of Nature and the Precautionary Principle


In this piece, Mariqueo-Russell argues that the success of new Rights of Nature laws will depend on developing coherent methods of implementation. Imperative is finding connections to similar, existing environmental laws. Highlighting the mutually supportive relationship between Rights of Nature and the rather threatened Precautionary Principal could help further environmental protection via promoting the exercising of caution. The Precautionary Principal transfers the burden of proof from those claiming an action is harmful onto those wishing to commit or endorse the safety of the action.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/8211