Living Downstream : podcast
Northern California Public Media presents Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast, produced in association with the NPR One mobile app. Living Downstream explores environmental justice in communities from California to Indonesia and is hosted by NCPM News Director Steve Mencher. The podcast features some of the most experienced environmental reporters in the public radio system, as well as a handful of talented newcomers.
Woman’s hour : Ecocide
Should the mass destruction of nature, also known as ecocide, be a crime? At the moment there are four crimes covered by the International Criminal Court - genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression. Now campaigners are pushing to have ecocide added to the list. We're joined by Jojo Mehta, the co-founder of Stop Ecocide International and barrister Philippe Sand.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, activist Greta Thunberg and even the Pope have all given support for the creation of a new crime called “ecocide” - the deliberate, large-scale destruction of the environment. Campaigners argue the new crime should be prosecuted through the International Criminal Court, but there are political and legal hurdles to jump. Also, design expert, Craig Bremner, on how the pandemic has liberated design from the shackles of consumer capitalism.
The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law
Critical conversations on human rights hosted by the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law.
The Crime of Ecocide: Its History, Its Language, and Its Value in Protecting Our Planet Home
As the need for an international prohibition of ecocide becomes clearer and clearer across the globe, a key panel of experts has been working to craft a definition of this new crime. This episode features a conversation hosted by BBC Africa correspondent, Andrew Harding, with some of the people working to make the prohibition of ecocide a reality (including our very own Executive Director, Kate Mackintosh).
The conversation highlights the history of the crime of ecocide, and how the language of the crime must be carefully constructed to provide as valuable a legal tool as possible to protect our planet home.
This event was recorded in December 2020, as a side event of the 19th Assembly of States Parties. It was co-hosted by Stop Ecocide Foundation, Institute for Environmental Security, and the mission of Vanuatu. Additional panelists include:
Philippe Sands QC, barrister at Matrix Chambers and Professor at University College London
Marie Toussaint, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA)
Judge Tuiloma Neroni Slade, former ICC judge
Outrage! + Optimism
97. Jojo Mehta on Ecocide and Ending Impunity
With France banning short haul flights, John Kerry on his way to China and South Korea to talk climate just days ahead of The US Climate Summit, and The American Legislative Exchange Council (not so) secretly planning to fight Biden on climate, this episode is jam packed with things to discuss!
And speaking of things to discuss, have you heard of the word “Ecocide”? It’s a term describing something we all understand and know is wrong - the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems. But, yet it is still somehow legally permitted around the world.
This week, we explore the tireless work of Jojo Mehta and the Stop Ecocide Foundation who are pursuing their goal to have Ecocide added to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a fifth crime alongside Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Aggression.
How would this fifth crime change corporate behavior? We can only assume it would act as a deterrent to environmental destruction, but could it also act as an accelerator of the goals of the Paris Agreement?