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