Tue, 29 Mar|
The multiple faces of ecocide as a new crime against humanity: challenges and opportunities for states and companies
This event assesses how and why the recognition of ecocide as an international crime raises several challenges and opportunities for states, citizens but also economic actors.
Time & Location
29 Mar 2022, 16:30 CEST
About the Event
This event assesses how and why the recognition of ecocide as an international crime raises several questions for states, citizens but also economic actors, and how this represents an option to protect ecosystems. End Ecocide Belgium and the ERC Curiae Virides Research Project of the Brussels School of Governance (VUB) aim at shedding light on the main implications of recognizing ecocide as a crime against humanity from an interdisciplinary perspective. The webinar will assess in particular how ecocide is progressively reaching the agenda of policymakers in Belgium and in the EU and how more and more countries express their support for the inclusion of ecocide in the Rome Statute.
Chair : Siel Hoornaert.
Student in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and volunteer for End Ecocide Belgium.
16:30 “Ecocide, a new crime against humanity defined”
Kate Mackintosh Director of Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA Law School and co-deputy chair of the Independent Expert Panel for the Definition of Ecocide
16:50 “Conceptualizing the roots of ecocide: Anthropocentric, biocultural and ecocentric views on the protection of ecosystems”
17:05 “How does a crime of ecocide fit in with corporate liability for environmental risks, due diligence and business sustainability efforts?”
Alec Van Vaerenbergh. Legal adviser with DLA Piper on energy, environment and administrative/regulatory law and ESG reporting.
17:20 “Ecocide law: Opportunities for business”
Jonas Roupé Co-founder of Ecocide Law Alliance and former head of strategy and business development at several large international companies, and international corporate advisor and expert in circular economy.
17:35 Q&A moderated by Xavier Farré Fabregat
PhD researcher at the ERC Curiae Virides Research Project, Brussels School of Govenance (VUB)