May 31: Ecocide law – the Stockholm legacy

Event date: May 31, 2022
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.

Ecocide law – the Stockholm legacy
May 31st, 16.30-18 CET online

At the Stockholm Conference in 1972, Olof Palme was the first world leader to use the word ecocide to denote mass destruction of the environment. Fifty years on, ecocide is still ongoing and a legal framework to protect the Earth is urgent. Join us at Stockholm+50 Backdoor to celebrate the legacy from 1972 and to push for action for the 50 years ahead – our own legacy.

A single act is crucial to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, protect biodiversity, safeguard human rights, mitigate climate change, maintain peace and achieve a healthy economy. The act is to make mass destruction of the environment – ecocide – a crime within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Join leading voices from key sectors framing the legal basis for a prosperous future!

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Programme May 31:

Enchantment
Peder Karlsson, the Real Group Academy

Legacy: 50 years of need for legal protection: where are we?
The Stockholm conference in 1972 was the beginning of UN environmental institutional framework. Now there is an urgent need for a new legal foundation.

Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland
Jojo Mehta, Director, Stop Ecocide International
Steven Donziger, Donziger Associates

The Earth is our Business
Nina Macpherson, Chairperson, Ecocide Law Alliance
Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability, Scania
Ralph Chami, Assistant Director, the International Monetary Fund

Global Music for Ecocide Law
Sushaira Kerpens – voice, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Merve Abdurrahmani – voice & piano, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Katariina Vuoristo – voice, violin and loop station, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Kirsi Kaunismäki-Suhonen – voice & flute, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Nemat Battah – voice & oud, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Peder Karlsson – voice & bass, Artists for Ecocide law
Merzi Rajala – voice & percussion, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Rebukati Paerhati – laptop, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Legacy: the 100-year-perspective
Richard Brisius, Race Chairman, The Ocean Race
Dalia Marquez, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Youth Task Force of Stockholm+50
Lynne Twist, co-founder, The Pachamama Alliance and founder of The Soul of Money Institute

Hosts: End Ecocide Sweden, We Don´t Have Time, Stop Ecocide International, Azote, and the Sibelius Academy with support from The Swedish Postcode Foundation and Carthiel.

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