Webinar Dec 10, 4-5 pm CET on Zoom

Ecocide as a crime at the International Criminal Court in the Hague is increasingly discussed as a necessary development of international law. How would it help the Convention on Biodiversity to reach its targets and vision of living in harmony with Nature by 2050?

There is growing state support for the move to make ecocide an international crime: last December the small island states of Vanuatu and the Maldives called for serious consideration of ecocide crime at the International Criminal Court’s assembly; earlier this year the Swedish workers movement urged Sweden to lead on proposing it; in June President Macron of France promised to champion it on the international stage.  Pope Francis has also stated that he believes ecocide should be added to the list of international crimes.

A panel of top legal experts have just gathered to draft a definition of ecocide: https://www.stopecocide.earth/press-releases-summary/top-international-lawyers-to-draft-definition-of-ecocide



Rebecka Le Moine MP, Green Party in the Swedish Parliament and founding member of the Ecocide Alliance

Eleanor Sharpston, QC, advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union from 2006 to 2020

Pella Thiel, chairperson End Ecocide Sweden and expert in the UN Harmony with Nature Programme

Moderator: Hanna Wetterstrand, Time to Think facilitator.

Webinar held by Rights of Nature Sweden, Earth Advocacy Youth, Earth Law Center, Rights of Mother Earth and CBD Alliance.

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