ECOCIDE LAW ALLIANCE

Business Leaders for International Ecocide Law

WHAT?

Ecocide means severe and widespread or long-term damage to the environment.

WHY?

Existing national and international laws are inadequate to protect the natural systems on which we depend.

HOW?

By an amendment to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in The Hague to add a fifth crime – Ecocide.

“In the long term, neither legislators nor consumers will accept products that destroy the planet. If you make adjustments early on, you have a competitive advantage.”
– Karin Bodin, CEO, Polarbrödsgruppen
"Ecocide legislation is another such parameter that provides clarity. That will in turn benefit all the committed Swedish companies that exist today."
- Mats Bjelkevik, CEO, Indoor Energy
"Since the ever increasing economic growth system – acting on a planet with finite resources – cannot self-regulate itself, we need to activate Ecocide Law. Globally. Husstainability supports this initiative at 110%!"
–Erik Huss , CEO, Husstainability
"I think every company that wants to take responsibility should be positively inclined towards international legislation in this area as well."
- Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini
“Destruction of the environment and habitats caused on purpose must be condemned and legally enforced and the urgency is obvious.”
- Thomas Sörensson , CEO, Scandinavian Enviro Systems
“Taking a stand for ecocide law is the easiest and most effective thing we can do for nature. No sensible person wants to destroy the planet, or thinks it should be allowed.”
– Anders Sundin, CEO, Sokigo
”There isn’t enough skin in the game when it comes to destroying nature to make profit. The limited liability of companies and boards is simply assymetric to the long term damage that can be caused. This must change and full accountability be introduced.”
–David Ekelund, CEO, Icebug
“Mass destruction of the environment - ecocide - should be a crime. We support this and hope other banks will too. Banks can also redirect investments so that money flows to initiatives within planetary boundaries.”
- Maria Flock Åhlander CEO, Ekobanken
”International ecocide law is very important to address large-scale environmental destruction. Self-regulation is mostly based on incremental improvement, which for large-scale issues simply is not enough. Ecocide law opens up for progressive companies and governments to show leadership and make significant difference.”
- Niclas Ihrén CEO, Matters Group
“Ecocide law is the most important new piece of international legislation proposed so far in the twenty first century. It is essential to deliver human flourishing on a healthy planet.“
- Stewart Wallis Executive Chair, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
”Ecocide Law will provide the rules for economies that increase our wellbeing by preventing the loss of our fundamental systems of existence without which there is no economy.”
- Ian Roderic Director of the Schumacher Institute
”Establishing an ecocide law is about changing our norms about nature. It’s a no-brainer!”
- Anders Enetjärn Founder of Ecogain
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LATEST NEWS

KPMG event and Dagens Industri article

40 sustainability managers, including representatives from some of Sweden’s major corporations, were treated to a seminar at KPMG Stockholm. Dagens Industri was present and published an article on the value of ecocide law.

Swedish political support for ecocide law

On May 15, Swedish parliament voted on whether to make an announcement to the government on taking international initiative for ecocide law.

KPMG features ecocide law

KPMG Onsite Solutions invited us to a client event, to talk about how to address a looming threat to fair competition.

EU Council votes to criminalize “cases comparable to ecocide”

Cases comparable to ecocide will be criminal in the EU. Member states have 24 months to implement the directive “Protection of the environment through criminal law”.

Human rights and the environment – increasingly important issues for companies and their advisors

On March 7, 2024 the Swedish Bar Association and Ecocide Law Alliance, together with law firms Cirio and Mannheimer Swartling, hosted solicitors and commercial lawyers at a seminar on human rights and the environment.

Circular economy and ecocide law – two keys to unlock the future

A circular economy offers a way out and ecocide law supports it. Join us on-site in Stockholm or online on April 9th to find out more.