Ecocide Law: How 200 Words Might Save the Planet

Mar 14, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

It’s obvious on a moral and intuitive level that destroying our planet should be an international crime.
Enter: the watershed new crime of ecocide.
It’s the first international crime slated to place severe or disproportionate environmental harm on the same level as other international crimes like genocide or crimes against humanity, and to hold corporate or government leaders individually responsible for their choices by connecting them to the outcomes of their decisions.
Learn from a co-author of the law and two powerhouse Indigenous legal leaders about how the thinking and activism around ecocide can be a game changer for the wellbeing of the planet.

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Amy Bowers Cordalis

Ridges to Riffles Conservation Fund

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Kate Mackintosh

The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

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Natalie Monsanto

The Promise Institute for Human Rights

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Margaret Rose Goddard

Future Law Institute

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Rebecca Tsosie

The University Of Arizona

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