Ecocide – The 5th Crime against Peace

“ECOCIDE: the extensive destruction, damage to 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 severely diminished”.

Back in July this year I read an article in Permaculture Magazine about an amazing lady called Polly Higgins.  She is a barrister, author and the creator of a new law to protect the earth – Ecocide.  On 30th September there was a mock trial, Ecocide Vs Living Planet, in the UK Supreme Court.  The results of that can be viewed here (Link lost, changed to TED talk).  Find out what you can do here.

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