Our wish is to end Ecocide. This can be done and many people around the world are now supporting a law to do just that. If you live in Europe your voice counts – in Europe when we get a million votes, the European Parliament will table an Ecocide Directive. If you live outside Europe please help us map your support too.
In March 2010 international barrister and award winning author Polly Higgins proposed to the United Nations that Ecocide be the 5th Crime Against Peace.
Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished.
Our vision is to end ecocide by 2020: a world that puts people and planet first. Our mission is to ensure the law of Ecocide is fully implemented by 2020. A timeline setting out how we can have an international law of Ecocide in place by 2020 can be found here. A law of Ecocide will halt dangerous industrial activity and empower governments and business to put people and planet first.
The law of Ecocide has the power to deliver the United Nations Environmental Program’s vision for a green economy. This is a law that is global in remit and local in impact; it will create jobs, build resilient economies and create a legal duty of care upon governments, business and banks.
Click here to watch Polly’s Tedx talk
Early in November 2012 Polly spoke about ending Ecocide in Europe to around 800 young people at the European Students’ Forum’s (AEGEE) annual Agora in ...Read More
Polly reports on a groundbreaking discovery; Ecocide was examined for decades by the UN to be included as the fifth Crime Against Peace. Imagine my ...Read More