An interview with JoJo Mehta
There are growing calls for the crime of "ecocide", meaning mass damage and destruction of ecosystems, to be recognised in international criminal law. This would ensure that individuals, company directors, CEOs, can be prosecuted for the ecological damage caused by the organisations they head up, like oil spills, deforestation, or soil pollution, wherever these organisations may be.
Could this be the missing piece in the broader battle against climate change? Is it workable? And what are the steps to get there? In this interview, done live for DiEM TV in May 2023, I interview Jojo Mehta, executive director and co-founder of Stop Ecocide International, to find out.
Mentioned in the podcast
- Stop Ecocide International
- Young Climate Activists Lead Blockade at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins
- The World We Made by Jonathon Porritt
- #futuregen, Lessons from a Small Country by Jane Davidson
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