The Earth Community Trust

Make Ecocide the fifth Crime Against Peace

Polly Higgins is the author of Eradicating Ecocide and proposer of big idea of making Ecocide a crime. She has been voted one of the “World’s Top 10 Visionary Thinkers” by the Ecologist and named Overall Winner of the 2012 People and Environment Awards.

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Each day 100 living species become extinct, 1,000 acres of peat bogs are excavated and 150,000 acres of tropical rainforest are destroyed. This is as much a human rights issue as an environmental one, this level of environmental destruction is ruining people’s lives. This is Ecocide; extensive damage and destruction to ecosystems. This has to stop and a law of Ecocide is the means to do this.


Creating an international crime of Ecocide, outlaws destructive business practices once and for all and gives corporations the strong legal framework and level playing field in which they can operate in a truly sustainable and responsible manner. Corporations can choose whether to commit a crime or to become the companies that drive innovation and corporate leadership in a very different direction.