By Polly Higgins
Expanding at the thought in her first publication to make Ecocide a global crime, this booklet units out the institutional framework for sustainable improvement and overseas environmental governance. It proposes new ideas of the sport to remodel our economies, strength provides and political panorama in an intensive, yet sensible, manner. the results of Polly Higgins’ suggestion are far-reaching and profound.
Like her award-winning first booklet, Earth is our enterprise is written for an individual who's undertaking the recent and rising discourse in regards to the way forward for our planet. rather than purely interpreting the matter, Earth is our company units out an answer: new ideas of the sport. they're, says Polly Higgins, a brand new set of legislation in response to the sacredness of all life.
Included as appendices are a draft Ecocide Act, a suggestion for revising international financial institution funding ideas, and the indictment utilized in the mock Ecocide Trial held within the united kingdom superb court docket in September 2011.
Eradicating Ecocide gained The People’s e-book Prize for non-fiction in 2011.
Polly Higgins, barrister and overseas environmental legal professional, proposed to the United countries in April 2010 that Ecocide be classed because the fifth Crime opposed to Peace along Genocide, Crimes opposed to Humanity, Crimes of Aggression and conflict Crimes. In June 2012 global leaders will meet in Rio for the 20 th anniversary of the 1st Earth Summit to debate international governance mechanisms for making a eco-friendly economic climate. Making Ecocide a criminal offense may be one of the matters raised.