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Stop Ecocide International

Let’s Make Ecocide an International Crime!

Stop Ecocide International is the driving force at the heart of the growing global movement towards recognition of “ecocide” (the most severe harm to the environment) as a serious crime at national, regional and international levels.

Recognition of ecocide law will create a legal guardrail for the planet, it will change global consensus about what is considered acceptable practice in terms of the destruction of nature. It will deter individuals and corporations from making decisions that they know will create severe and widespread destruction of the environment.

At present, individuals are not held criminally accountable when it is proven that their decisions have led to devastating environmental damage and destruction of entire ecosystems such as vast chemical spills or the clear-cutting of primary rainforests. This new law will help to change the cultural mindset.

For far too long there has been a nature-shaped hole in domestic and international criminal law. It’s time to realise that severe harm to nature is just as serious, wrong and dangerous as severe harm to people – and indeed ultimately will amount to the same thing – on a planetary scale.

The importance of this new law cannot be overstated, particularly for the young and future generations. It will provide a foundational legal framework to protect the world they are growing up into, supporting all other environmental movements worldwide with the legal safety rail we shall all increasingly need if we are to emerge from the current crisis.

Join us in building this crucial legacy for future generations.