On June 5, 2020, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace, a first assessment was made: the progress of the educational kits project carried out by the students of the Caen campus of SCPO Rennes on the SAPARA people (ATUPAMA project), the partnership with the NGO Planète Amazone on the forest sanctuary project and the launching of the Good Stories movement under the aegis of Tony OPOSA, the leader of the Chair
Two high-level university lessons were given:
- The first one by the professor at the Collège de France and Academician Mireille DELMAS MARTY on the Compass of possibilities. This is now a new line of research on Peace with the Earth, included in the roadmap of the Normandy Chair for Peace.
- The second by Professor Nicholas ROBINSON, our chair emeritus on the ways of peace with Nature.
Finally, Emilie Gaillard, general coordinator of the Chair, presented the various high-level partnerships sealed by the Chair and announced the next scientific activities for the coming months.
A first anniversary from the 4 corners of the world
The Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace is an initiative of the Normandy Region and the CNRS. Its purpose is to bring together international researchers to promote an ideal of peace with the Earth and to further the rights of future generations. It is supported by the Normandy Region, the CNRS and carried by the MRSH CNRS of the University of Caen Normandy. On Friday, June 5, 2020, with speakers from several continents, the Chair presented for its first anniversary a panorama of actions carried out in France, in several regions of the world and on the occasion of several major international events.
On the program
(subject to changes)
– 2:30-2:45 pm: Welcoming remarks
- Pascal Buléon, Director of the MRSH
- François-Xavier Priollaud, Vice-President in charge of European Affairs and International Relations of the Normandy Region
- Christine Brunel, Delegate CNRS Normandy
- Pierre Denise, President of the University of Caen Normandy
– 2:45 pm: Welcome by Professor Nicholas Robinson (Chair Emeritus)
– 2:45-2:55 pm: Opening message from Antonio Oposa Jr. (Chair Leader) At the Break of Dawn…
At the break of down
Opening message from Antonio Oposa Jr. (Chair Leader) for the first anniversary of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace.
1st TIME: REVIEW OF THE FIRST YEAR OF THE CHAIR
– 3:00-3:15 pm: Presentation of the 10 lines of the Chair and video retrospective by Émilie Gaillard (General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace)
– 3:15-3:30 pm: Some examples of achievements
- Presentation of the ATUPAMA project
- Partnership with the NGO Amazon Planet
- Presentation of the Good stories
The Atupama project, supported by the Normandy Chair for Peace, aims to raise awareness among students in the Normandy region about the Sapara cause, an indigenous people of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon, classified as a UNESCO intangible heritage. An educational kit is currently being prepared to accompany a future intercultural meeting between a young Sapara indigenous leader, students and the general public through a cultural exhibition in the Normandy Region. Agathe Neveu, at the origin of the project, shares her story.
Amazon Planet & Alliance of Mother Nature's Guardians
Director, journalist, photographer, author, Gert-Peter Bruch has been committed to the protection of the Amazon rainforest for over 25 years and the first international campaign of Cacique Raoni. He is the founder of Planète Amazone, which supports indigenous peoples in their international fight against deforestation and has organized numerous field and awareness campaigns, including three international tours of Cacique Raoni.
2nd TIME: THE HEART OF EXISTENCE OF THE CHAIR: THINKING PEACE WITH THE EARTH
High level meeting
– 3:30-3:45 pm: Presentation by Professor Mireille Delmas Marty (Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France) A compass of possibilities. Global governance and legal humanisms.
– 3:45-4 pm : Presentation by Professor Nicholas Robinson Instinctive Curiosity: Pathways for a Just World at Peace with Nature
Instinctive curiosity - Ways to a just world at peace with nature
WAYS TO A JUST WORLD IN PEACE WITH NATURE
Professor Nicholas A. ROBINSON is Professor of Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, USA. Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, Professor Robinson has been a leader in the environmental law programs of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He edited the UN preparatory work for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, served on the drafting team for the UN World Charter for Nature, and was IUCN’s legal advisor and chair of the World Commission on Environmental Law. He led the creation of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. He has specialized in environmental impact assessment law since 1969 and founded the Environmental Legal Education Programs at Pace University in New York. He is Chair Emeritus of the Normandy Peace Chair on Law and Future Generations.
3rd TIME: ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE YEAR AHEAD
– 4:05-4:15 pm: Focus on partnerships
- Justice Antonio Benjamin, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law
- Sébastien Goupil, Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
What is Peace for us?
Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa Antonio Benjamin is a judge at the Brazilian High Court (STJ) and at the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). He is also President of the Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Secretary General of the International Advisory Council for Environmental Justice of UNEP.
An ambitious and imperative mandate by Sébastien Goupil, Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Sébastien Goupil is Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO The Normandy Chair for Peace is the perfect embodiment of the duty of moral and intellectual solidarity that must unite peoples among themselves and with future generations. It perfectly embodies the duty to educate, inform, mobilize, and organize in order to provoke the reflections and changes that are now necessary in our societies.
– 4.10pm-4.15pm: The next scientific activities in COVID time by Emilie Gaillard
– 4:15 – 4:20 pm: The next science diplomacy activities in COVID time
Protecting indigenous rights in the fight against climate change
Lucas Taffin is president and co-founder of the Human Conet association. Like many young people of his generation, it is important for him to be able to take his destiny into his own hands and become an actor of his own future. The climate issue is a global issue, and our response must be up to this challenge. The world is globalized, we know it, we are interdependent, we learn it, we must move forward united, it is the only solution.
I am Climate Justice Movement
Shannon Peters – We are a handful of volunteers from around the world who have decided that the time for talk is over. We will use the power of the law to ask the world’s governments a simple question: What are they doing to protect future generations? In the nineties, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion on nuclear weapons. Today, another threat has captured the headlines – climate change.
Simply, we want an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the rights of future generations. Our team includes everyone from student activists to artists to senior attorneys. Young people of all nations are welcome to join us, and members of our team hail from around the world, making this a truly global movement.