2020- 2022 Policy Process | Green Party of Canada
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G21-P042 Work Towards an International Treaty Against Ecocide
The GPC will advocate for an amendment to the Rome Statute or a stand-alone international treaty criminalizing Ecocide. Ecocide is mass damage and destruction of ecosystems (widespread, severe, or systemic) committed with knowledge of the risks. The GPC will advocate for the adoption of Ecocide law federally and internationally, encouraging international collaboration for the long-term protection of life on earth.
Align GPC policy with global Green parties in supporting an International Treaty Against Ecocide. This treaty would help create the bridge to a livable world, and is oriented towards criminalizing human activity that substantially damages global ecosystems and its inhabitants, ensuring that effective enforcement is outlined for reparations and criminal penalties.
The International Treaty Against Ecocide will act as an effective deterrent against predatory behaviour by states or businesses. Those engaged in activities contributing to ecocide cannot simply move their operations elsewhere. It makes individuals who are responsible for funding, permitting or causing severe, mass environmental harm liable to fines and criminal prosecution.
Supporting Comments from Submitter
Belgium pledged diplomatic support for Ecocide Law
Multiple parties in Sweden are discussing Ecocide Law
France supports an Ecocide law after support from a citizens’ assembly
The Green Party of Ireland adopted an Ecocide Law motion in 2013
The Green Party of England and Wales adopted an Ecocide Law motion in 2019
Ecological Wisdom, Sustainability, Social Justice, Respect for Diversity, Non-Violence
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