Letter to the Chief Prosecutor of International Criminal Court on ecocide

The Finnish Grandparents for Climate sent a letter to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court when he was asking comments on a new policy initiative to advance accountability for environmental crimes under the Rome Statute.

In view of the gravity and urgency of the situation we strongly support the demand for the establishment of a 5th crime of Ecocide in order to:

  • deter, prevent and sanction the worst harms to nature (and by extension climate) whenever and wherever they may occur.
  • create a foundational legal and moral “safety rail” for humanity so that we can survive and thrive on our shared home (by not destroying it, obviously).