ECOCIDE LAW ALLIANCE
Business Leaders for International Ecocide Law
Ecocide means severe and widespread or long-term damage to the environment.
Existing national and international laws are inadequate to protect the natural systems on which we depend.
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
Say YES to the Law for Nature!
“The Law for Nature” is a new campaign from Ecocide Law Alliance. The campaign brings together businesses and leaders, creating a strong business community voice for this valuable law.
EU legal committee unanimous vote to recognize ecocide level crimes
Today the EU has come a significant step closer to recognising ecocide in the revised Directive for the protection of the environment through criminal law.
March 29: Ecocide Law for an Economy within Planetary Boundaries (online webinar)
Join the online webinar on March 29th about Ecocide law and economy, where challenging questions will be discussed among qualified panel members.
The talk of the town – ecocide law!
At the Stockholm+50 Conference, ecocide law was the talk of the town. It heads the Youth Task Force Policy Paper, Faith leaders demanded that their stand for ecocide law go on record, the topic kept cropping up in side events, more than 1000 conference participants picked up ecocide law badges.
Swedish Bar Association ecocide law event
The Swedish Bar Association supported by Advokatfirman Vinge, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå and Ecocide Law Alliance Stiftelse invited a select group of business leaders to a seminar on June 1st, to introduce the proposal to make ecocide an international crime and the reasons why the Swedish business community should be involved.
Protecting humans through ecocide law – New report
Protection of humans and protection of environment are interrelated. The destruction of the environment is a major threat to humans, and current law to protect humans is inadequate, says a new report from The Asser Institute. Criminalizing ecocide will help protect humans.