FORA.tv Speaker - Polly Higgins

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Biography

Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth.

Polly Higgins was born in 1968 and spent her childhood in the west of Scotland, in Stirlingshire and the Highlands. During her time as a student she met the Austrian artist and ecologist Hundertwasser who believed nature to be a community of living beings. This was to be the beginning of her examination of her world in a different context from that which viewed the world as a thing, to be traded and sold.

Her years as a barrister in London courts, where she represented both individuals and corporations on discrimination cases and corporate law, led her to the conclusion that the Earth was in need of a good lawyer. The planet was also being treated unfairly and the tools of her trade were not adequate. Quite simply, the laws to protect the interests of the Earth do not exist.

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Polly Higgins: A New Universal Law to Protect Earth

05.16.12 | 00:17:10 min | 0 comments