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

Left to right: Pella Thiel, Nina Macpherson, Andreas Follér, Ralph Chami.

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.
Professors Ebbesson and Sands at the June 1st event, in agreement on the need for ecocide law.

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.
EVENT May 31

May 31: Ecocide law – the Stockholm legacy

Business and finance sector support for criminalizing ecocide is growing, to protect the Earth and support fair competition. Sign up for our conference to find out more.
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.