EU Parliament votes to criminalize cases “comparable to ecocide”

Summary: A landmark political agreement was reached on the new crime directive in November 2023, following months of negotiation between the European Council, Commission and Parliament. The European Parliament, along with the Parliament’s rapporteur on the directive, Netherlands MEP Antonius Manders, have been at the centre of efforts to secure new EU legislation aimed at […]

SPP calls for ecocide law

SPP, major actor in the occupational pension market in Sweden, offers a wide range of savings and pension solutions for businesses and individuals. Sustainability is an integral part of SPP’s business and the company actively drives sustainability issues. The company is part of Storebrand, one of the Nordics’ leading companies for savings and insurance solutions with more than 1000 billion […]

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

9 april kl. 16:00-18:30 Plats: Social Venture Network, Lilla Nygatan 13. Lättare förtäring serveras. OSA: Anmäl dig här. Vilka utmaningar och möjligheter innebär cirkulär ekonomi för näringslivet? Nya direktiv och förordningar från EU stöder cirkulär ekonomi och markerar början på en resa mot ökad hållbarhet, ökad konkurrenskraft och nytänkande affärsmöjligheter. Vad innebär förändringarna och hur […]

Report to Ukraine government recommends ecocide law

Just short of two years after the invasion of Ukraine, the “High-Level Group on the Environmental Consequences of the War”, co-chaired by Margot Wallström, presented its report to the government of Ukraine. One of the recommendations is: “The Assembly of States Parties to the ICC should consider incorporating ecocide as a core international crime within […]

Seminarium 11 januari kl. 16:30-18

I början av november kom EU överens om att kriminalisera allvarliga miljöbrott i EU. För att samma regler ska gälla världen över är nästa steg att göra storskalig miljöförstöring – ekocid – till ett brott inom ramen för Internationella brottmålsdomstolen i Haag. Hur kan ännu mer lagstiftning vara en möjlighet för er verksamhet? Vilka eventuella […]

EU agrees to sanction severe environmental harms “comparable to ecocide”

On November 16, the European Union approved the strengthening of its ‘directive on protection of the environment through criminal law’. The directive will now include provision to directly address specific severe cases of ecosystem destruction including habitat destruction and Illegal logging. The new directive includes establishment of a “qualified offence” aimed at preventing and punishing […]

Ecogain webinar

Webinar: Ecocide – What is large-scale environmental destruction and what does international criminalization entail? On November 10th at 8:45 AM, Ecogain is hosting a webinar on ecocide and its impact on the environment and ecosystems, featuring Anders Enetjärn, environmental expert at Ecogain and Nina MacPherson as a guest. Time: 10 November kl 8.45am-9.15am Link: […]

Nordic Council urges governments to join ecocide law discussion

The decision was unanimous and thus has support from parties from across the political spectrum. Rebecka Le Moine, member of Sweden’s delegation to the Nordic Council, raised the proposal for ecocide law together with Simon Holmström from Åland and Janine Alm Ericson from Sweden. Rebecka Le Moine believes the need for ecocide law is increasingly […]

Swedish Prime Minister support

Background The consequences of the environmental destruction associated with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be felt long after the war is over, even beyond Ukraine’s borders. Ukraine is also driving the issue of holding those responsible for severe environmental damage internationally. President Zelenskyy has repeatedly referred to the environmental destruction as ecocide, and Ukraine’s 10-point […]

Ecocide law and economics

A webinar on economics and ecocide law based on the report Ecocide law for an Economy within Planetary Boundaries. Missed the webinar? Never mind, the recording is here. Panelists:  Andrew Morlet, CEO of the prestigious Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which promotes a circular economy for the benefit of people, business and the natural world; Elin Bergman, COO […]