The emergence of ecocide as a national and international environmental crime
The movement to establish ecocide as a national and international environmental crime is growing with significant developments occurring during 2020 and 2021 through a world leading panel of legal experts, a process of legal submissions, and increasing emphasis on the topic through mainstream media.
The crime of ecocide and climate justice are intrinsically linked when it comes to the destruction of a biodiverse ecosystems around the world through industrial agricultural and other extractive practices. Industries and governments continue to decimate natural ecosystems generating significant greenhouse gas emissions whilst causing human rights violations of indigenous peoples and massive losses of irrecoverable carbon and unique biodiversity.
This climate justice law session will bring together some of the world’s leading legal thinkers on ecocide and climate justice, to share their knowledge related to the relationship between the crime of ecocide and climate justice; the potential for a new wave of climate litigation and an update on most recent developments concerning establishment of ecocide as an international environmental crime.
Speakers: Rizwana Hasan, Gita Parihar, Jojo Mehta and Margaretha Wewereinke