"Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished".
I'm privileged to know a woman of great conviction who is dedicating the next 2 years to an Earth Walk - walking around the world to raise awareness, gather stories and signatures for the European Citizens? Initiative to make Ecocide a crime in the EU.
Ten countries have made Ecocide during peacetime a national crime. In these countries? penal codes, the crime of Ecocide stands alongside the other four international Crimes Against Peace; Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes of Aggression. These four core crimes are set out as international crimes in the Rome Statute.