Reframing The Law To Recognise Nature’s Value
2 months ago
By Tarini Mehta, O.P. Jindal Global University
NEW DELHI, Feb 3 – How do we see nature? Do we see it, and therefore, value it — based on its usefulness for human beings — or as something with intrinsic value?
The current framework for the protection of nature is based on the former perspective, as is litigation. Nature tends to be judged and appreciated on the basis of its impact on humans — an anthropocentric view. This approach does not allow for the protection of nature in its totality, bringing to the forefront the need for the rights of nature framework.
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