There could be a new law to make ecocide a crime. Ecocide is the destruction the world's ecosystems. Lawyers are proposing to make ecocide a crime like those crimes humanity, war crimes and genocide. A university professor and a former judge the International Criminal Court are leading this plan. Several European countries and island nations risk rising sea levels support it. A UK politician said ecocide should be a crime.
A professor spoke the time being right to use the power international criminal law to protect our environment. He wants to hold governments and multi-national corporations accountable their environmental damage. An ecocide foundation said: " most cases ecocide is likely to be a corporate crime." It added that ecocide involved "mass, systematic or widespread destruction.... Amazon deforestation a huge scale."