- Posted to End Ecocide
13,962 people took a pledge
destruction must become a crime. A crime for which individuals and companies
can be held responsible. That crime has a name: Ecocide.
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European Citizens' Initiative (only for European Citizens)
What is Ecocide?
Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished.
In other words, Ecocide is the practice of damaging a natural environment (ecosystem) at an international, national or local level.
What's our aim?
We want Ecocide to become a crime for which companies and individuals can be held responsible according to criminal law. With this ECI and Wish 20, we propose that Ecocide becomes a crime in the following situations:
- when Ecocide happens on European Union and any global territory, including maritime territories
- when EU and global companies are involved or
- when EU and global citizens are involved
Large-scale land use change that causes the direct destruction of habitats – as is the case with deforestation in most tropical rainforests.
Significant pollution whether deliberate or incidental – such as oil dumping and spills.
Open cast mining where entire landscapes are removed – as is the case with oil sands and some coal and gold mining.
How does the ECI work?
The European Citizens' Initiative was created so that Europeans can call upon the European Commission and propose European legislation. In this case, we are proposing the law to criminalise Ecocide in Europe.
We need 1 million signatures to get the European Parliament to start discussing the proposal in order to create a Law against Ecocide. If you live in Europe, and are of voting age, we need your signature!
This ECI is part of a larger initiative whereby Polly Higgins, an international lawyer, proposes to make Ecocide the 5th International Crime Against Peace. Ecocide would then become illegal worldwide and anyone that breaks this law could be convicted by the International Criminal Court.
Update #7Posted on May 21
Update #6Posted on Apr 22
Top recruiters: The number of people you see at the top of this page that you recruited are those that have looked at the page, not those who have taken the Pledge or signed the ECI and/or Wish 20. The figures below are for the number you have recruited that actually took the Pledge. 19/5/13…
Top recruiters: The number of people you see at the top of this page that you recruited are those that have looked at the page, not those who have taken the Pledge or signed the ECI and/or Wish 20. The figures below are for the number you have recruited that actually took the Pledge. 19/5/13
Anna Spiga 27 Rosa van Kesteren 27 Zoe Lujic 23 Therese Bonath 19 Prisca Merz 19 Serge Shabalov 16 Barbara Stoma 16 Danielvegan Land 14 Irene Steffen 13 Valérie Cabanes 13 Nikolaj Henriksen 13 Charlene Priscott 12 Dawn Morgan 12 Marilyn Mehlmann 12 Brick de Bois 12 Nina Owen 12 Kieran Tulbure 12 Ramón Martínez 12 Christine Binnie 12 22/5/13
Update #5Posted on Apr 18
Update #4Posted on Apr 6
Update #3Posted on Mar 18
Update #2Posted on Mar 12
Update #1Posted on Mar 1
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