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 here. This is a significant step toward making international ecocide law a reality, redirecting investment flows toward initatives that also benefit people and […]

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 […]

Webinar: New Definition of Ecocide Law

An expert panel of international lawyers has drafted a proposal for a legal definition of Ecocide – mass destruction of ecosystems – as a potential international crime alongside War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Aggression. According to the proposed definition, what will be a crime under international Ecocide law? What will this […]

Webinar on ecocide law for business leaders. May 31, 8 am CET.

“I had spent 15 years looking for something that could change the system of the global economy and this beautiful idea does that.” ~ Jonas Roupé, former head of strategy and business intelligence at Ericsson. “We do have the solutions. We have to implement them. Being a company and taking the first step, worrying that […]

Top lawyers drafting proposal to amend international law

75 years after Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide coined at Nuremberg International lawyers Philippe Sands QC and Dior Fall Sow have co-chaired an expert drafting panel on the legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential international crime that could sit alongside War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.  Launched with preparatory work in November 2020, […]

New international business network to safeguard ecosystems

Jonas Roupé, Senior advisor and supply chain expert

Healthy ecosystems are key to human well-being. We need to prevent mass damage and destruction of nature – ecocide. There is a way, and you can help make it happen. “Stopping Ecocide through international criminal law is essential for the survival of our cultures and economies and decisive in order to safeguard global ecosystems with […]