Giulia Sajeva

The conservation of the environment in Ecuador's constitution

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Keywords: Environmental Rights; Ecuador; Constitution; Indigenous Peoples; Buen vivir.

The 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution is often presented as building on the local traditions of indigenous peoples in order to propose a non-anthropocentric approach to the conservation of the environment, based on the concept of "buen vivir". After providing a short introduction on anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric approaches to the environment, with attention to indigenous worldviews, this article attempts to: analyse the concept of buen vivir, appearing to have unclear boundaries; understand whether or not it is a concept derived from indigenous worldviews; and explore the innovative non-anthropocentric feature of the recognition of rights to the environment. Finally, the article uses the idea of rights of the environment as a key to interpret the fuzzy concept of buen vivir in the most effective way to enhance the conservation of the environment.

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