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Speak for Nature: Interdisciplinary Approaches on Ecological Justice

Objective

The complexity of current ecological challenges requires to elaborate new methods to understand the way we interact with the environment and to eradicate the anachronistic human-centred conception of nature. Scientists, governments and regulators are asked to create a “justice” capable to reframe the concept of nature as an active player, in line with the notion of Ecological Justice (EJ). Counting on a consortium of 9 international interdisciplinary forefront academic (universities and research centers) and non-academic institutions (a for-profit company and NGOs) in EU and Latin America, Speak4Nature aims to develop new socio-legal instruments and methodologies to provide a common theoretical and operational basis in social and environmental sciences to give voice to non-human beings in legal instances, and to contribute to the creation of a shared vision towards the treatment of “nature” itself useful for the adaptation of the political process to the current ecological challenges.
In particular, Speak4Nature will aim to: SO1) conceptualize EJ from a multidisciplinary, intersectoral, and international perspective; SO2) define why, how and under what influence different social sciences extend moral considerability to non-human nature; SO3) map the current social and legal techniques to assert the voice of non-human nature; SO4) empower civil society and stakeholders’ role in ecological awareness, restoration and climate change litigation; SO5) ensure the uptake of project outcomes by developing practical guidelines and training tools on legal techniques and standards to implement EJ principles in disputes over environmental violations.
Through interdisciplinary and intersectoral secondments and knowledge transfer mechanisms, Speak4Nature will increase the skills of the involved staff to foster the study, exchange and dissemination of knowledge on issues related to the ecology of law, contributing to the improvement of EJ standards and policies.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Net EU contribution
€ 317 400,00
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 262 200,00
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 248 400,00
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 96 600,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
ECOCASTULUM SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 73 600,00
Address
Avda De La Universidad 1 - Edificio Centro De Innovacion, Laboratorio De Materiales
23700 Linares

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Jaén
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
FUNDACION HOGAR DEL EMPLEADO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 101 200,00
Address
Avenida De Portugal 79
28011 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
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UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 161 000,00
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Partners (3)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL LITORAL
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard Pellegrini 2750
3000 Santa Fe

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
FISCALIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE
Chile
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
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UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA.
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Campus Universitario Trindade
88040-900 Florianopolis

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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