Jessica den Outer

I'm Jessica den Outer

I have dedicated my career to an important mission: ensuring a green future for future generations. I specialise in the Rights of Nature, in which my love for nature and interest in law come together

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Jessica den Outer

About me

I have a Bachelor degree in international & European law and a Master degree in international environmental law. I have been advocating for the Rights of Nature and the interests of future generations since 2017 and have received several awards for my work. In 2019 I was recognised as one of the youngest Earth-centered law experts within the United Nations Harmony with Nature network.

  • United Nations Harmony with Nature expert

    Recognised as an Earth centered law expert in 2019
  • Duurzame Jonge 100

    Part of the top 100 most sustainable young pioneers in 2020
  • Mr. of the week

    Recognised as outstanding Master of laws in november 2020
  • LinkedIn top 10 green voices

    Nominated as one of the 10 green voices on LinkedIn in 2022
  • 35 under 35

    Nominated as one of the 35 up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 in the field of peace and security
  • Duurzame Dinsdag price

    On Duurzame Dinsdag 2022, I won the IVN Natuurprijs together with colleagues for our efforts on the Rights of Nature
Rechten voor de Natuur

Rights of Nature

In 2023 the book 'Rights for Nature' will be published by Lemniscaat. It is a book full of examples and stories of Rights for Nature around the world. From Mother Earth in Ecuador to the Whanganui River in New Zealand. This book shows that anyone can get started with the Rights for Nature, not just lawyers.

This book puts into question the relationship between humans and the rest of nature. Incredible and moving stories that map the power of movements, and show us how things can be done differently - Anuna De Wever

Anuna De Wever Van der Heyden

Jessica den Outer

The services I offer

  • Consulting: I offer custom advice on strategies, campaigns and education for all matters relating to the Rights of Nature, youth engagemement and other environmental topics.

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  • Writing: I write recommendations and reports for clients but also articles, chapters in books, columns and I am an author of 2 books.

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  • Speaking: I give tailored key notes, speeches, guest lectures and workshops on (the Rights of) Nature for a diverse audience, ranging from government authorities, businesses to students.

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Do you also believe in the Rights of Nature?

Jan van de Venis

It is a real pleasure to work with Jessica. She is a true professional, driven for the cause and great in advocacy work. At the same time her consultancy work is of high and senior quality. Her social skills are much appreciated by both professional clients and activists”

Jan van de Venis

Human Rights Lawyer

Let's talk

Feel free to message me for advice, speaking gigs or writing assignments. I am always open to new projects and ideas. I will try to answer as soon as possible.