First anniversary of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace on World Environment Day.
The occasion to draw up the balance sheet of the first year of research which is articulated around 10 main lines. The students of the Caen campus of SciencePo Rennes and the realization of an educational kit on the SAPARA people of Ecuadorian Amazon, the launching of a privileged partnership with the NGO Planète Amazone and the Alliance of the guardians of Mother Earth as well as the Good Stories project under the scientific direction of Tony OPOSA.
This anniversary is also an academic highlight with two high profile university lectures: that of Professor Mireille DELMAS MARTY “A Compass of Possibilities. Global Governance and Legal Humanisms” and that of the Chair Emeritus, Professor Nicholas ROBINSON on “Paths to a Just World at Peace with Nature”.
Finally, in the third part, Emilie Gaillard, general coordinator of the Chair, presents the high-level partnerships and the upcoming scientific diplomacy activities planned by COVID.
Certainly the pandemic requires an adaptation of the methods of research but for all that will not be a brake, quite the contrary!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compilation of strong messages on the first anniversary of the Normandy Chair for Peace: Assessment, Reflections and Announcements.
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.