Environmental destruction, known as ecocide, would become an international crime deemed on par with genocide and crimes against humanity — and punishable as well, under a proposed new legal definition.
The definition of “ecocide” by a panel of 12 lawyers from around the world marks a big first step in the global campaign’s efforts to prevent future environmental disasters like the deforestation of the Amazon or actions that contribute to climate change.
The below short documentary from DW examines what ecocide is and the global campaign behind holding individuals responsible for mass environmental harm.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.