This episode of the Green Interview features Ecuador's Natalia Greene, a key figure in the movement for recognition of the rights of mother nature or "Pachamama," which as she explains is an even broader and more inclusive South American concept of the reality in which we all live and breathe. Greene was a central figure in the creation of Ecuador's 2008 constitution, which specifically recognized the rights of nature. She was also deeply involved in developing Ecuador's remarkable Yasuni ITT Initiative, which aimed to keep oil underground in the Amazon region. She is the president of Ecuador's national coordinating body for environmental organizations, Coordinadora Ecuatoriana para la Defensa de la Naturaleza y del Ambiente, and until recently she coordinated an innovative program on political plurinationality and the rights of nature at the Fundacion Pachamama in Quito. That appointment ended abruptly when Rafael Correa's government sharply changed course, and unilaterally shut down both the Yasuni ITT Initiative and the Pachamama Foundation itself.
Recognizing the rights of mother nature: Natalia Greene
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Features: Natalia Greene
Originally produced by The Green Interview in 2014.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Beckett, Chris, filmmaker; Donald Cameron, Silver, filmmaker