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Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory. Let’s end Ecocide in Europe together!
What’s our aim?
We want Ecocide to become a crime for which companies and individuals can be held responsible according to criminal law and the principle of superior responsibility. With the European Citizens’ Initiative we want to achieve that Ecocide becomes a crime in three cases:
- when the Ecocide happens on EU territory (including maritime territories)
- when EU companies are involved or
- when EU citizens are involved
In addition, market access to the EU market for products based on Ecocide as well as investment in activities causing Ecocide will be prohibited. A transition period of five years is suggested to give the relevant stakeholders the time to adapt to doing business in a world without Ecocide.