Since 2019, we’ve been proud to be partnered with Stop Ecocide, founded by visionary barrister Polly Higgins and eco-activist Jojo Mehta, the Stop Ecocide campaign invites us all to become Earth Protectors – taking seriously our duty to protect the natural living world and all life.
Co-founded in 2017 by barrister and legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins and current Executive Director and key spokesperson Jojo Mehta, Stop Ecocide International (SEI) is the driving force behind the growing global movement to make ecocide an international crime.
A growing number of ICC member states (as well as the Pope and the European Parliament) now have a recorded interest in ecocide law at government or parliamentary level.
This progress has been actively facilitated by SEI’s core work; activating and developing global cross-sector support for the recognition of ecocide, collaborating with diplomats, politicians, lawyers, corporate leaders, NGOs, indigenous and faith groups, influencers, academic experts, grassroots campaigns and individuals. SEI’s work sits at the intersection of legal developments, political traction and public narrative and is therefore uniquely positioned both to support and to amplify the global conversation.
The movement’s charitable arm (the Stop Ecocide Foundation) was the commissioning body for the legal definition of ecocide released by the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide in 2021.