NEWS FROM Ecocide law alliance

EU Parliament votes to criminalize cases “comparable to ecocide”

The European Parliament has today voted through a new environmental crime directive, which includes provision to criminalise cases ‘comparable to ecocide’.

SPP calls for ecocide law

Swedish pension giant SPP is calling for ecocide to be made a crime within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

Circular economy and ecocide law – two keys to unlock the future

A circular economy offers a way out and ecocide law supports it. Join us on-site in Stockholm on April 9th to find out more.

Report to Ukraine government recommends ecocide law

The High-Level Group on the Environmental Consequences of the War in Ukraine recommends making ecocide a crime.

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EU agrees to sanction severe environmental harms “comparable to ecocide”

The EU has agreed to enshrine in law a new offence that aims to punish the most serious crimes against the environment. 

Ecogain webinar

On November 10th Ecogain is hosting a webinar on ecocide and its impact on the environment and ecosystems, featuring Nina MacPherson as a guest.

Nordic Council urges governments to join ecocide law discussion

The Nordic Council recommends Nordic governments “to participate in relevant international discussions to criminalise serious crimes against the natural environment during both wartime and peacetime.” …

Swedish Prime Minister support

On October 25th, Rebecka le Moine (MP, Swedish Green Party) asked Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson a question regarding accountability for the huge environmental destruction in Ukraine. Prime Minister Kristersson expressed his support for Ukraine’s demand for accountability for environmental crimes.

How can Ecocide Law help direct our techno-economic power?

Technology increases the speed and power of human activity, but does not make informed choices about the direction of those activities. How can making mass destruction of nature a crime before the International Criminal Court in the Hague – Ecocide Law – help direct our techno-economic power?

Exponential Roadmap Initiative recommends ecocide law

The Exponential Roadmap playbook recommends companies to support ecocide legislation at all levels. The playbook is supported and used by some of the world’s major and innovative companies. Taken together, their annual revenue is more than one trillion dollars.

Well attended event at PRI

Ecocide law was in focus at a recent event at Principles for Responsible Investment, PRI. The PRI, a UN-supported network of investors, works to promote sustainable investment through the incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

Claes Dahlbäck: Legal clarity will help sustainable and important business

One of the founders of Ecocide Law Alliance foundation is Claes Dahlbäck, former CEO and Chairman of Swedish industrial nexus Investor AB, and former board member of international investment bank Goldman Sachs

Ecogain supports ecocide law

Ecogain has joined the growing group of companies and organisations in support of ecocide law. Ecogain’s business is solutions for a living planet and responsible business.
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EU Parliament announces support for ecocide law

Following a historic unanimous Legal Affairs Committee vote, the European Parliament has announced its support for the inclusion of “ecocide” in the EU’s revised environmental crime directive.

Ecocide law and economics

A circular economy is increasingly in focus as one key to a sustainable future. How will law on ecocide at the highest level of the international legal system help boost circular business? Why would promoters of a circular economy support such law?

European Law Institute report on ecocide for the EU

The prestigious European Law Institute has released a new report: “Report on Ecocide: Model Rules for an EU Directive and a Council Decision”. The report is based on the definition of ecocide from Stop Ecocide International, with adjustments to fit EU legislation.

Iceland hopeful for results on recognition of ecocide at Council of Europe summit

The Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, is hopeful that the upcoming leadership summit of the Council of Europe will produce some positive developments on the matter of ecocide. 

EU legal committee unanimous vote to recognize ecocide level crimes

Today the EU has come a significant step closer to recognising ecocide in the revised Directive for the protection of the environment through criminal law.  

March 29: Ecocide Law for an Economy within Planetary Boundaries (online webinar)

Join the online webinar on March 29th about Ecocide law and economy, where challenging questions will be discussed among qualified panel members.

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly has voted in favour of including ecocide in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Wellbeing Economy Alliance for ecocide law

We are delighted to welcome The Wellbeing Economy Alliance among the growing number of organisations that have declared support for ecocide law.

The Schumacher Institute calls for ecocide law

The Schumacher Institute, an independent think tank, has declared its support for international ecocide law.
Left to right: Pella Thiel, Nina Macpherson, Andreas Follér, Ralph Chami.

The talk of the town – ecocide law!

At the Stockholm+50 Conference, ecocide law was the talk of the town. It heads the Youth Task Force Policy Paper, Faith leaders demanded that their stand for ecocide law go on record, the topic kept cropping up in side events, more than 1000 conference participants picked up ecocide law badges.
Professors Ebbesson and Sands at the June 1st event, in agreement on the need for ecocide law.

Swedish Bar Association ecocide law event

The Swedish Bar Association supported by Advokatfirman Vinge, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå and Ecocide Law Alliance Stiftelse invited a select group of business leaders to a seminar on June 1st, to introduce the proposal to make ecocide an international crime and the reasons why the Swedish business community should be involved.

Protecting humans through ecocide law – New report

Protection of humans and protection of environment are interrelated. The destruction of the environment is a major threat to humans, and current law to protect humans is inadequate, says a new report from The Asser Institute. Criminalizing ecocide will help protect humans.

May 31: Ecocide law – the Stockholm legacy

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?”

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Ecocide law will empower companies and countries to change their behaviour

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.