One wish: to end the era of Ecocide by 2020. This can be done and many people around the world are now supporting an international law to do just that. Please help us map your support.
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.
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.
Ecocide very nearly became an international crime when the Rome Statute was being drafted. But at the 11th hour it was removed. Many countries objected to it’s removal in 1996. You can read what happened here.
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