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Law's Relationship with the North Saskatchewan River
Reimagining Rivers Webinar #4

In this presentation, Associate Professor Cameron Jefferies will critique 'sustainable development' as an objective of environmental law and will instead present 'ecological sustainability' and 'intergenerational stewardship' as alternative and preferable perspectives for re-imagining a legal relationship with the North Saskatchewan River.

This event is part of the Webinar Series, Reimagining Rivers: Rethinking and Reframing Relationship with the Environment. Legal rights govern how we interact with each other and with the world around us. Various jurisdictions, for example, are now granting legal rights to aspects of the environment such as rivers. This webinar series, jointly organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Environmental Law Centre, provides opportunities to learn from expert speakers about jurisdictional hurdles that impact the thriving of our environment as well as innovative approaches to rethinking relationship with it. The series will culminate in a Symposium next spring 2022, where we explore different conceptions of the North Saskatchewan river: as a legal person, as an agent, as a relation.

Feb 16, 2022 12:00 PM in Edmonton

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Cameron Jefferies
Associate Professor, University of Alberta