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Montreal, Qc H3A 1W9

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Ramon Magsaysay awardee lawyer Antonio “Tony” Oposa has been Mother Nature’s leading litigator way before it became fashionable to do so. His landmark cases against the Philippine government, which included the depletion of virgin forests and cleanup of the Pasig River, has rallied people on the need for awareness and education on the environment. This time, he is breaking ground in his advocacy in a new book that is rich in vision, visuals and virtue told in a narrative that is passionate, persuasive and personal.

Life-long lessons in caring for the Earth and in doing battle to protect the LAW of Life come together in a different kind of book by a different kind of lawyer. Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish is a picture-and-story book that reaches out to the young, to thought-leaders, and to action-oriented citizens. Michael B. Gerrard, Professor and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Columbia Law School, New York describes the book as follow: “In this wonderful little book, Tony Oposa – part lawyer, part firebrand and all storyteller – has woven together many lessons learned from waging environmental battles in his country. His optimism in the face of seemingly impossible odds helps us carry on in dark times. His wisdom, if applied, would make the odds all the better.”

The Law, Governance & Society Lab has the great honour to host this book launch. The author will present his book and a Q& A will follow. Ideas will be shared and Tony Oposa will gladly answer comments and questions on his approach. Food will be served as well.

Our partners for this event: le Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE), the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL) and the McGill Environment Students’ Society (MESS).

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