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Polly Higgins, the Earth’s Lawyer with Sudanese Ecologist, Dr. Suad Sulaiman, 7SS Stage 2/7 – Thurs, Aug 2

Polly Higgins, the Earth’s Lawyer with Sudanese Ecologist, Dr. Suad Sulaiman, 7SS Stage 2/7  – Thurs, Aug 2

Last week  Stage One of 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) began with the global happiness movement’s Laura  Musikanski, John Boswell and their collaboration in Compassionate Action.

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Stage 2 of 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) – Assess your social, economic and environmental assets.  

In this webinar, featuring special guests: Polly Higgins – the Earth’s lawyer / leader of Eradicating Ecocide Campaign and Prof. Suad Sualiman – leading expert in Local Assets, Global Health and Life, we will explore vivid examples of asset based community development direct from the Sudan. 

 

polly_higginsPolly Higgins is the lawyer who proposed Ecocide as the 5th Crime Against Peace to the UN in 2010. Polly is an international lawyer, barrister and award-winning author. Her most recent book is Earth is our Business: changing the rules of the game which has been hailed as ‘groundbreaking.’ Polly is the author of the award-winning book Eradicating Ecocide: laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet. She has been voted one of the “World’s Top 10 Visionary Thinkers” by the Ecologist, named ‘the Planet’s lawyer’ by the 2010 Change Awards and more recently won ‘Campaigner of the Year 2012′ by the PEA Awards. Find out more about Polly, or hear Polly speak.

In discussion: “Shifting our values through the use of the rule of law: from eco-services to Ecocide law” 

Polly Higgins will compare two contrasting solutions; putting a price-tag on our Earth to maximise profit versus prohibiting mass damage and destruction. The former, she says, leads to escalating conflict, the latter to peace. Polly will explain how a law of Ecocide creates a new crime – the missing 5th Crime Against Peace.

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 3.42.41 PMProf. Suad Sualiman was Co-founder and Vice-President of Sudanese Environment Conservation Society for four years, and member of Board of National Bio-safety Advisory Committee, Higher Council for Environment, Ministry of Environment. She sits on the National Steering Committee of the Nile Basin Discourse, Sudan Forum, and was Adviser on Health Research, UNESCO Chair for Women in Science & Technology, Sudan, and was Chair of the Transboundary Micro-grants programme in the Sudan. She was member of the National Onchocerciasis Task Force, and member of the Khartoum Academy of Technology, and member of most endemic disease research groups and control committees at the Federal Ministry of Health.

She is currently Acting President, Sudanese National Academy of Science, and member of the Technical Advisory & Ethical Research committee, Federal Ministry of Health and is research director, Sudan Medical Heritage Foundation.

A world health expert, Prof. Suad sat on several WHO advisory committees, was Director of Medical Parasitology Research Project, Khartoum Laboratory and team member in major health projects in Sudan including the Blue Nile Health Project, Sudan, the Michigan State University / National Institute of Health Medical Parasitology Research Project, Sudan, the Institute for Tropical Hygiene, University of Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL), Copenhagen, Denmark, and Member of the London ‑ Khartoum Bilharzia Control Project in the Gezira, Sudan. She taught ethics in research, research methodology, community medicine, and medical parasitology.

Publications: Prof. Suad has more than 120 published scientific papers to her credit, and supervised the work of more than 50 post-graduate degrees, and is a referee to several scientific journals inland and abroad.

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