Listen to an interview with Polly Higgins, a Lawyer for the Earth who proposed Ecocide as the 5th Crime Against Peace to the UN in 2010 and is currently on a North American speaking tour.
Polly is the author of the award-winning Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet.
She has been voted one of the "World's Top 10 Visionary Thinkers" by the Ecologist and named "the Planet's lawyer" by the 2010 Change Awards.
From the website:
Ecocide is the destruction, damage and loss of ecosystems. It is happening on a mass scale, every day and it is getting worse. But we can change this -- by making it a crime.
An international law of Ecocide would make CEOs and our Heads of State legally responsible for the Earth. People and planet would become the number one priority.
Ecocide is part of Earth law -- a new body of law we need to protect the Earth.
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