Ecogain supports ecocide law
“Ecocide is about changing our norms about nature. It’s a no-brainer!”, says Anders Enetjärn, Founder of Ecogain, Business Developer and Thought Leader Earlier this year, Ecogain was doubly awarded at a gala in Umeå: the company was made “Growth company of the year” and founder Anders Enetjärn was awarded “Entrepreneur of the year”. Ecogain has […]
Iceland hopeful for results on recognition of ecocide at Council of Europe summit
Jakobsdóttir expressed her optimism in the Icelandic parliament during a discussion responding to a parliamentary inquiry on the matter of ecocide from MP Andrés Ingi Jónsson of the Pirate Party on 20 March 2023. Jónsson’s inquiry centered on the current status of his previously lodged parliamentary resolution proposing that the Icelandic government recognize ecocide as […]
Say YES to the Law for Nature!
The campaign was soft-launched by Eva Karlsson, CEO of Houdini, at a conference in Stockholm on March 22nd. We will soon be ready for a full launch, and will get back to you as soon as we are.
EU legal committee unanimous vote to recognize ecocide level crimes
Four previous consultative committees had already voted in favour of including ecocide. Now, the last and most important of the committees in the context of this Directive, the legal affairs (JURI) committee, unanimously voted to include the most serious environmental crimes – widely known as “ecocide” – in its proposed text for the Directive which […]
The talk of the town – ecocide law!
At an event about ecocide law on May 31st, Nina Macpherson stressed the importance of a level playing-field and preventative law; Andreas Follér of Scania stressed the benefits of clear-cut rules and that this is a missing piece of law; Ralph Chami, Vice President of IMF showed how ecocide law will benefit redirecting financial flows. […]
Swedish Bar Association ecocide law event
Participation at the seminar was by invitation only and invitations went out to a limited number of business leaders – Chairs, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, General Counsel and Managing Partners of major law firms. Programme highlights: Mia Edwall Insulander, Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association and Nina Macpherson, Chair […]
Protecting humans through ecocide law – New report
An international crime of ecocide sends a message that massive unsustainable harm to the environment is one of the greatest global challenges to the survival and well-being of present and future generations. An international crime of ecocide protects people and planet in ways that current international law does not: International human rights law is binding […]
Ukraine to prosecute Russia for ecocide following attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant
Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova emphasized that the seizure of the Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plants poses a threat of a nuclear explosion. The announcement was made at a press conference March 9 on Russia’s crimes against Ukraine. “It could have been a second Chernobyl disaster, but with ten times worse consequences,” she said. Venediktova […]
Make mass damage to the environment a crime everywhere
Op-ed article in major Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, read it here in Swedish. 2021 was the year when we began to treat climate change and biodiversity as different parts of the same system. Summits have been held for both issues during the autumn, and it is clear that we need to do more to protect our […]
Major investor network recommends ecocide law
The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), a global organisation led by investors responsible for assets of $59 trillion, more than half the world’s total assets under management, recommends criminalizing ecocide. Full statement available to ICGN members here. This is a significant step toward making international ecocide law a reality, redirecting investment flows toward initatives that […]