Jojo Mehta and Julia Jackson
Outlawing ecocide would hold governments and corporations accountable for environmental negligence. We can’t wait
Wed 24 Feb 2021 02.16 EST
The Paris agreement is failing. Yet there is new hope for preserving a livable planet: the growing global campaign to criminalize ecocide can address the root causes of the climate crisis and safeguard our planet – the common home of all humanity and, indeed, all life on Earth.
Nearly five years after the negotiation of the landmark Paris agreement tolimit greenhouse gas emissions and associated global warmingto “well below 2.0C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5C”,we are experiencing drastically accelerating warming. 2020 wasthe second warmest yearon record, following the…
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