NEWS FROM Ecocide law alliance

EVENT Mar 29

The multiple faces of ecocide as a new crime against humanity: challenges and opportunities for states and companies

This event assesses how and why the recognition of ecocide as an international crime raises several questions for states, citizens but also economic actors, and how this represents an option to protect ecosystems.
Cooling towers of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, Ukraine. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Image credits Ihor Bondarenko, Shutterstock.

Ukraine to prosecute Russia for ecocide following attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings over an ecocide following Russia’s seizure of the Chernobyl nuclear powerplant and missile attack and seizure of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
EVENT Mar 10

Artificial Intelligence and Ecocide Law, Webinar March 10

Artificial Intelligence is an exponentially growing field of technology, a powerful force for source control and new pathways. But how do we secure that it is used in a benign way for humans and nature?

Make mass damage to the environment a crime everywhere

Debaters: Banning ecocide is like a baby egg a three-in-one solution for the planet
EVENT Dec 14

Webinar: Human Rights, Business and Ecocide 14th Dec

How does international ecocide law support human rights? How can business help? Join us on December 14th, at 17-18h CET, to find out. Read more.
EVENT Dec 07

Ecocide at the International Criminal Court

Tuesday, December 7, at 18.30h CET. A panel discussion on the proposed legal definition of Ecocide as a 5th Rome Statute crime. Official virtual side event at the 20th ASP of the International Criminal Court, The Hague.

Major investor network recommends ecocide law

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), whose members include the world’s largest public pension funds and asset management companies, recommends governments to criminalize ecocide.
EVENT Nov 23

Human Rights and Ecocide Law

Dagens Industri (the Swedish Financial Times) is hosting an event on November 23 where Nina Macpherson, member of the Board of eg TRATON SE and former chief legal officer at Ericsson, and Camilla Goldbeck-Löwe, VP Corporate Responsibility, Epiroc, will address the topic “Ecocide and human rights – what can you do as chief legal officer?”
EVENT Nov 09

Partner event at COP26: Ecocide: uniting behind a law to protect people & planet

As we gather for (yet) another COP on climate, the movement for the recognition of ecocide is a golden opportunity to unite all those who work tirelessly for the protection of climate, the environment, and our basic human rights.
EVENT Nov 06

Partner event at COP26: GLOBE LEGISLATORS SUMMIT

GLOBE International has hosted legislators’ summits coinciding with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COPs), since its very inception almost 30 years ago. These are key moments for cross-party legislators to convene, share innovations and best practice, network and strategise on common agendas. Outcomes can include calls to action, regional action plans, task forces or campaigns.
EVENT Nov 05

Partner event at COP26: Ecocide law and fashioning the future

The production, consumption and disposal of apparel threatens environmental and social justice on a devastatingly large scale. Can the cultural concept of ‘fashion’ be transformed? And can this industry rise creatively to the challenge of an international crime of ecocide on the horizon? How could the law be welcomed as a guardrail and guidance system for net zero apparel?
EVENT Nov 04

Partner event at COP26: Ecocide Law & Financing the Future

Insurers, investors, CEOs and policy makers all know that profound changes are needed for humanity to move back within a safe operating space, but current structural conditions do not support such change. Ecocide law could provide the strategic parameter required to start shifting our economic practices from causing harm to creating harmony.
EVENT Nov 03

Partner event at COP26: Achieving sustainability: the role of corporations, strategic litigation and ecocide law

Business must transition to more climate-friendly practices. Civil litigation is already being used to make corporations and governments take action on climate. But could a new international crime of Ecocide address the problem at source? We examine how business is adapting and consider established and new legal approaches for guiding businesses as they transition to more sustainable behaviours.

Expert panel Ecocide definition

A global panel of 12 top international lawyers commissioned by Stop Ecocide at the request of two Swedish parliamentarians from the governing parties propose the following amendment to the Rome Statute.

Ecocide law is a tool for climate action.

How is ecocide law a powerful tool for climate action? Check out the webinar with Pella Thiel and Jonas Roupé on September 9, at 16 CEST. Organised by We Don’t Have Time Changemakers Club.
Pella Thiel

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

Ecologist Pella Thiel is awarded A Sustainable Prize 2021 for her work in making large-scale environmental degradation (ecocide) an international crime.

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.

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

Top lawyers drafting proposal to amend international law

Panel of top international lawyers now drafting “Ecocide” definition
Jonas Roupé, Senior advisor and supply chain expert

New international business network to safeguard ecosystems

Responsible businesses across the world are currently struggling with legislation. More specifically – the lack of it. Adding Ecocide law to the Rome Statute will level the playing field for business, and at the same time make it possible to prosecute those responsible for serious environmental crimes.