“Defend this little planet called Earth. Human rights and environmental safeguard”, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel. Rome, 6th June 2016

Monica De Filpo


This contribution offers a summary of the Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Pérez Esquivel’s speech. During his Lectio Magistralis the main geographical topics of human rights and environmental safeguard were discussed. Both are aspects that require a deep reflection in order to try and reach a solution and in this sense a crucial role is assumed by geographical education as was affirmed during the 2013 Rome Declaration on Geographical Education in Europe and in 2016 in the New International Charter on Geography Education promoted by important geographical associations like IGU, EUGEO, EUROGEO and AIIG.

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