NEWS FROM Ecocide law alliance
Say YES to the Law for Nature!
“The Law for Nature” is a new campaign from Ecocide Law Alliance. The campaign brings together businesses and leaders, creating a strong business community voice for this valuable law.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.