Sept. 8, 2021

Stop Ecocide

Stop Ecocide

We talk to Jojo Mehta, Executive Director of Stop Ecocide International.

'This is big, it's really big'...... 

"The rules of our world are laws, and they can be changed. Laws can restrict or they can enable. What matters is what they serve. Many of the laws in our world serve property - they are based on ownership. But imagine a law that has a higher moral authority… a law that puts people and the planet first. Imagine a law that starts from first do no harm, that stops this dangerous game and takes us to a place of safety…." Polly Higgins, 2015
"We need to change the rules." Greta Thunberg, 2019 

Stop Ecocide International (SEI) was co-founded in 2017 by pioneering barrister Polly Higgins (1968-2019) and current Executive Director Jojo Mehta.
SEI is the driving force behind, and central communications hub for, the growing global movement to make ecocide an international crime. Their core work is activating and developing global cross-sector support for this.
Positioned at the meeting point of legal developments, political traction, and public narrative, they are uniquely placed to support and amplify the global conversation.
Their core international team is located in many parts of the world and managed from the UK by Stop Ecocide International Ltd.

Polly Higgins (1968-2019)
Jojo Mehta

Their charitable entity the Stop Ecocide Foundation was created in November 2019 in the Netherlands to be the fundraising vehicle for the campaign and was the commissioning body for the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide.   

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