The third International Rights of Nature Tribunal took place in Paris at the same time as COP21. There, several presenters from around the globe shared their testimonies and experiences on several topics such as the effects of petrochemical pollution and fracking on communities, environmental racism, the violations against Rights of Nature, and the current disconnection of human beings with the Earth which leads to further environmental destruction. Tribunal judges commented on the need to include the rights of environment defenders in the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. Photo credit: Ché Ramsden