From oil spills to open-pit mining, clear-cut logging to heavy-net trawling, humans continue to scar the planet despite mountains of legislation, regulation and good intent.
Exploring the tireless work of Jojo Mehta and the Stop Ecocide Foundation who are pursuing their goal to have Ecocide added to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a fifth crime alongside Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Aggression. How would this fifth crime change corporate behavior? We can only assume it would act as a deterrent to environmental destruction, but could it also act as an accelerator of the goals of the Paris Agreement? (May 2021)
Promise Institute Executive Director Kate Mackintosh spoke about ecocide while joined by Oscar® nominated filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky and others. The panel discussed Pope Francis’ approach to climate change as part of Afineevsky’s discovery documentary, FRANCESCO. (May 2021)
The Stop Ecocide Foundation’s statement to the 19th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, December 2020, delivered by Jojo Mehta, Chair of the Stop Ecocide Foundation and Co-founder of Stop Ecocide International. (Dec 2020)
NB This is a recording of the Foundation’s official written statement which can be found on the website of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.
David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England. In a stirring talk about building a new movement to care for the planet, Lammy calls for inclusion and support of Black and minority leadership on climate issues and a global recognition that we can’t solve climate change without racial, social and intergenerational justice. He also calls for an international law of ecocide. (Oct 2020)
Jojo Mehta explains why she thinks it’s criminal law that provides the most reliable way of preventing damage to nature. (1st Jan 2020)