ECOCIDE LAW ALLIANCE

Business Leaders for International Ecocide Law

WHAT?

Destruction of ecosystems at the current rate will have catastrophic consequences for our common 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
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LATEST NEWS

EVENT Mar 29

The multiple faces of ecocide as a new crime against humanity: challenges and opportunities for states and companies

This event assesses how and why the recognition of ecocide as an international crime raises several questions for states, citizens but also economic actors, and how this represents an option to protect ecosystems.
Cooling towers of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, Ukraine. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Image credits Ihor Bondarenko, Shutterstock.

Ukraine to prosecute Russia for ecocide following attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings over an ecocide following Russia’s seizure of the Chernobyl nuclear powerplant and missile attack and seizure of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
EVENT Mar 10

Artificial Intelligence and Ecocide Law, Webinar March 10

Artificial Intelligence is an exponentially growing field of technology, a powerful force for source control and new pathways. But how do we secure that it is used in a benign way for humans and nature?

Make mass damage to the environment a crime everywhere

Debaters: Banning ecocide is like a baby egg a three-in-one solution for the planet
EVENT Dec 14

Webinar: Human Rights, Business and Ecocide 14th Dec

How does international ecocide law support human rights? How can business help? Join us on December 14th, at 17-18h CET, to find out. Read more.
EVENT Dec 07

Ecocide at the International Criminal Court

Tuesday, December 7, at 18.30h CET. A panel discussion on the proposed legal definition of Ecocide as a 5th Rome Statute crime. Official virtual side event at the 20th ASP of the International Criminal Court, The Hague.