Navdanya at COP21 in Paris, Dec. 2nd

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THE DEBATE on France24 — The heat is on in Paris: Who is going to pay the price?

Vandana Shiva: "humanity needs to learn

to make peace with the earth and with each other


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"When the UNFCC process started - at real - in 1992 there was a very fundamental legal priciple laid out: The Polluter Pays. We seem to have forgotten it.

And I mean historical polluters, but also individual actors, the sectors: the fertilizers industry, the fossil fuel industry. It is time to do an honest economics, the way we do at local and national level. Something as seroius as this needs legally binding agreements.

And if you add the cost, not just of climate damage but also the food insecurity, the conflicts and the refugee crisis, the growth of terrorism out of the destruction of livelyhood: those are externalities of being careless with the earth and our relationship to it.

So for me the success of Paris would be for humanity to learn once again to make peace with the earth and make peace with Each other, because otherwise we have no chance for our future."

Paris and peace

by Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 2 December 2015

"Land, water and agriculture-related conflicts are deliberately mutated into religious conflicts to protect the militarised agriculture model which has unleashed a global war against people."

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Humanity stands at the edge of an abyss. We have destroyed the planet, its biodiversity, water and the climate, and through this destruction, the ecological context for our survival as a species.

Ecological destruction and resource grab are generating conflicts, which are being accelerated into full blown wars and violence.A context of fear and hate is overtaking the human imagination.

We need to sow the seeds of peace - peace with the earth and each other, and in so doing, create hope for our future - as one humanity and as part of one Earth community.

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Watch Dr Vandana Shiva's video message:

Making Peace with the Earth


Italian and French subtitles available, more laguages coming soon

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Rights for the Earth: towards new international standards


Date: 3rd December 2015 – Time: 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Location/Organizer: Place to B, 5 Rue de Dunkerque, Paris


Place to Brief – How to reconnect with our human nature?

Debate: A panel of 3 to 5 international speakers will create a conversation on the thematic of the day. This program will be live streamed at (Paris Timezone: UTC+1)

Date: 3rd December 2015 – Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location/Organizer: Place to B, 5 Rue de Dunkerque, Paris


International Rights of Nature Tribunal – Paris

The Tribunal is a unique, citizen-created initiative.Logo-RoNtribunal-fr It gives people from all around the world the opportunity to testify publicly as to the destruction of the Earth.

Dates: 4th - 5th December 2015 – Time: 9am - 6.30pm

Location: Maison des Métallos, 94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris

Organizers: Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature in partnership with End Ecocide on Earth and supported by NaturesRights and Attac France.

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Let's change all climates / Faisons changer tous les climats

Conference - All the different types of climates raise questions about our society. How can we change the economic climate? This forces us to examine the evolution of our means of production, trade and consumption. A new economy can arise and develop.

Dates: 4th - 5th December 2015 – Time: 11am - 8pm

Location: Maison de l’UNESCO, 125 avenue de Suffren, Paris

Organizer: Université de la Terre / Earth University


Pathway to Paris

An evening of music and talks dedicated to raising awarness around the importance of establishing a legally binding and ambitious agreement on climate during the UN climate change conference.

Date: 4th December 2015 – Time: 6.30pm - 11.30pm

Location: Trianon, 80 Boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris

Organizer: Pathway to Paris

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Gardens of Hope – sowing the seeds of change for a new Earth Democracy

Leaders in defense of life and of our Planet, Mother Earth, will gather at La Villette in Paris and plant a ‘Garden of Hope’ as a reminder that our seeds, our soils and our biodiversity, kept in the hands of local farmers and caring citizens, are solutions to climate change, to which Industrial globalised agriculture makes a significant contribution. Our Seed Freedom and Food Freedom are the keystones to a prosperous and secure future for our Earth and for humanity.

As Earth citizens, we will launch a Pact with the Earth and with each other to defend our commons – our seeds, soil, water, biodiversity, air and climate systems – essential to building climatic resilience, and to affirm that in ecological organic agriculture and local food systems lie the answers to the food, nutrition and health crisis, water and climate crisis, and the creation of millions of climate refugees.

Date: 5th December 2015 – Time: 3.30pm - 5pm

Location: La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Organizers: Navdanya, Navdanya International, La Villette, Solidarité, Actes Sud, Fondation Ekibio


C’est possible ! / It is possible!

Conference - Debate

Date: 5th December 2015 – Time: 3.30pm - 5pm

Location: La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Organizers: La Villette and Actes Sud


Pour une désobéissance créatrice / For a creative disobedience

Conference - Debate with Dr Vandana Shiva and Marie-Monique Robin and screening of the Film "Sacrée Croissance (Sacred Conscience)" by Marie-Monique Robin

Date: 6th December 2015 – Time: 3.30pm - 5pm

Location / Organizer: Théâtre National de Nice, Promenade des Arts, Nice


Cool the Planet, Feed the World: The Power of Regenerative Food and Farming to Save the Planet

Conference - Debate: Given that the industrial food and farming system as a whole is the number one cause of GHG emissions, climate activists need to start thinking of themselves as food, farming and natural health activists as well.

Date: 7th December 2015 – Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: La Recyclerie, 83 Boulevard Ornano, Paris

Organizer: Regeneration International


Un colloque Femmes & Environnement / Women & Environment: a debate

Debate: The role of women at the center of the struggle against climate change and for the protection of the environment

Date: 8th December 2015 – Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

Organizer: Fondation Raja Daniele Marcovici

The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change – Afternoon Seminar

Panel Debate - We believe it is the wisdom leaders who have the ability to inspire and instill in the human community the shift of the heart, in our way of seeing the Earth that is needed at this moment in time.

Date: 8th December 2015 – Time: 3.45pm - 6.45pm

Location: Le Bourget - COP21 Site, Climate Generations Area -Hall 5, Paris

Organizer: Global Peace Intiative of Women

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