Scotland

Monica Lennon MSP lodged proposals for a Members’ Bill in the Scottish Parliament asking people to support an ecocide prevention law that could see big polluters jailed for between 10 and 20 years.

A public consultation launched in November 2023 sought the public’s views on plans to make Scotland the first UK nation to criminalise ecocide. The proposed new law would include substantial sanctions designed to deter individuals in the positions of power from making decisions that directly result in the most severe cases of environmental harm.