Ecocide Law - A defining step for environmental accountability

The Business Perspective

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 law accomplish?
  • What are its practical implications for business leaders?
  • How will it boost a circular economy?
  • How fast can international ecocide law become a reality?

You can watch the recorded seminar here. The webinar was held June 23.

Richard Rogers, expert in international human rights and international criminal law, deputy Co-Chair of the expert drafting panel.

Jojo Mehta, Chair, Stop Ecocide Foundation.

Jonas Roupé, former head of strategy and business intelligence at Ericsson.

Ecocide law - The great enabler for environmental accountability

Ecocide - mass damage and destruction of ecosystems - is destroying nature on which we all depend. There is currently no effective way to stop it, but fast approaching is legislation to make it an international crime, to the benefit of people and planet, as well as green businesses.

The simple and straight-forward step of adding ecocide law to the Rome Statute redirects the flow of investments towards sustainable businesses. By requiring care in the process of extracting raw materials, it powers the shift to a circular economy. By protecting carbon sinks, it reduces climate related risks. By holding decision-makers accountable, it stops many potentially ecocidal activities at the planning stage.

CEOs committed to regenerative business welcome it, because it sets a guardrail for business activities, as well as benefiting fair competition.

Join us for one hour on June 23rd, at 4 pm London time and find out more.

Moderated by Monica Schüldt, co-initiator Ecocide Law Alliance.

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