Polly Higgins was voted by the Ecologist as one of the “Worlds Top 10 Visionary Thinkers” for her earlier work advancing the Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights.
In April 2010 Polly submitted a legal proposal to the United Nations to create a 5th Crime Against Peace, the crime of Ecocide.
Polly has submitted a second proposal to the United Nations: the Crime of Ecocide. Ecocide is a 5th Crime Against Peace, yet to be recognised alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression.
In the six short videos that follow, Polly describes what ecocide is and why we need an ecocide law.
Barrister, author and activist Polly Higgins argues in this presentation at the RSA for a new paradigm for business, where people and planet are put first.