The talk of the town – ecocide law!

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Human Rights and Ecocide Law

When it comes to sustainability and human rights, there are a number of things senior corporate lawyers can do to make a difference, but how to tackle the area? How to know that you are doing enough? What is Ecocide, and why human rights due diligence? Ecocide Law Alliance will publish a report and host […]

Expert panel Ecocide definition

Proposed amendment to the Rome Statute to include a crime of ecocide. 1. For the purpose of this statute, “ecocide” means unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts. 2. For the purpose of […]

Ecocide law is a tool for climate action.

We Don’t Have Time is launching the Changemakers’ Club, a bi-weekly broadcast highlighting the most interesting climate reviews, featured changemakers and discussions about impactful climate dialogues on the We Don’t Have Time platform. Our first episode focuses on Ecocide, exploring the concept together with our two guests Pella Thiel, Chairperson of End Ecocide Sweden and […]

Pella Thiel awarded A Sustainable Prize 2021 for her work with ecocide law

Pella Thiel

The goal is for ecocide to become a crime within the same framework as the most serious crimes against human rights: genocide, war crimes, crimes of aggression and crimes against humanity – Pella Thiel Pella Thiel, ecologist, Chair of End Ecocide Sweden and expert in UN Harmony with Nature programme receives A Sustainable Prize 2021 […]