Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75

Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75

In Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75, you will hear from leading global experts on how the proposal of recognizing the existence of an Intangible Global Common without borders–the Earth System - can change our relationship with our planet. The Common Home of Humanity proposes an ambitious new global pact for the environment. This proposal's cascading effects could be systemic and will assuredly produce huge impacts on international relations, economics, and open the doors to restoring a well-functioning Earth System. Common Home Conversations is the place to discuss a new social contract between society, economy, and the Earth System.

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April 7, 2021 38 min
This week's episode features Frank Biermann, Professor of Global Sustainability Governance at Utrecht University, Director of the ERC GlobalGoals Project, Founder of the Earth System Governance Project, and Editor of the Earth System Governance journal. During our conversation, we discuss the biggest challenges facing humanity and how our current policies are insufficient in addressing them. We also talk about the need for stro...
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This week's episode features Princess Esméralda of Belgium, journalist, documentary‐maker, environmental activist, and President of the King Leopold III Fund for Nature Exploration and Conservation. During our conversation, we discuss how politics is not working at the pace we need to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and how it is all of our responsibility to put the maximum pressure on our leaders to spur action. We also ...
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This week's episode features Louis Kotzé, Research Professor at North-West University and Senior Professorial Fellow in Earth System Law at the University of Lincoln. During our conversation, we discuss how current international environmental law is not equipped to handle the ongoing social-ecological crisis and how earth system law would provide us with a holistic, common approach to the shared challenges facing our global com...
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March 10, 2021 54 sec
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This week's episode features Maria Antonia Tigre, Director of Latin America for the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment. During our conversation, we discuss how the widespread destruction of the environment shows we must go beyond some of the core concepts of the international environmental legal regime. We also talk about the connections between environmental degradation, health, and human rights a...
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February 21, 2021 58 sec
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This week's episode features Katherine Richardson, Professor of Biological Oceanography and leader of the Sustainability Science Center at the University of Copenhagen. During our conversation, we discuss the need for a green revolution and how climate change, the biodiversity crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic show us we need to manage our relationship with the environment at the global level. We also discuss the importance of ...
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This week's episode features Viriato Soromenho-Marques, Professor of Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Nature, and European Ideas at the University of Lisbon. During our conversation, we discuss our need to shift our economic mindset and start giving value to the preservation of landscapes, forests, and of biodiversity instead of only assigning a value for their destruction. We also discuss the moral obligation we have to pro...
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Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75 is back with a new episode featuring, Ana Barreira, Director and Senior Environmental Lawyer at the International Institute for Law and the Environment (IIDMA). During our conversation, we talk about the interconnections between environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and the climate crisis. We also discuss the legal gaps in international environmental law and how we need an overarching i...
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January 10, 2021 41 sec
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This week's episode features Klaus Bosselmann, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law. During our conversation, we discuss how we find ourselves with an outdated legal construct that does not cater to the shared enforceable responsibilities of a sovereign state towards our global environment, even though the functioning of these ecological systems is vital to our survival and how recognition of the earth syste...
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December 7, 2020 45 sec
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This week's episode features Richard Ponzio, Director of the Just Security 2020 Program and a Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center. During our conversation, we discuss the climate emergency, devastating biodiversity loss, and the global health crisis and how evidence shows us interconnected these issues are, demonstrating the need for global solidarity and action to solve these shared challenges. The Global Pact for the Environm...
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November 29, 2020 56 sec
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This week's episode features Prue Taylor, Deputy Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law. During our conversation, we discuss the situation that we're currently in with the climate crisis and the massive decline in biodiversity and ecological systems, and how it's clear that we need fundamental change to our law and governance systems. To deny that we need change is to deny reality. And by taking the Ea...
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November 22, 2020 45 sec
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