Wet Strafbaarstelling Ecocide


Naam Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (S.K. Owen)
Plaats Amsterdam
Datum 10 augustus 2023


Op welke manier denkt u dat strafbaarstelling Ecocide een bijdrage gaat leveren aan een gezonder, beter milieu?
Ecocide is, by definition, the permanent destruction of the environment, which is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of humanity and all life on Earth. Criminalizing acts that fit this definition give us all a better chance of securing basic human rights such as clean air and water, and access to clean and adequate supplies of food and energy. Faced with the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, it is time that governments take seriously the many commitments made under the Sustainable Development Goals and numerous other global conventions. Deep-sea mining is an example of a new threat to the ocean which could and should be classified as ecocide. If permitted to begin, deep-sea mining would open up a vast new extractive frontier in one of the planet's last remaining global wildernesses, causing what scientists have described as "irreversible damage".


Wat kunt u bijdragen om strafbaarstelling Ecocide verder te brengen?
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) is a registered stichting in the netherlands. We are working toward a moratorium on deep-sea mining, as well as an end to bottom trawl fishing in the deep sea (which has similar long lasting destructive impacts to the seabed). This requires action from governments such as the Netherlands and the EU to taking a precautionary approach, in keeping with national and international commitments made. We pursue these goals through direct advocacy and by engaging in UN related processes and fora, including the International Seabed Authority, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Forum COnvention on CLimate Change, and several others. Additionally, we are a member of the Bottom Line Alliance, working with Stop Ecocide, IUCN-NL and likeminded groups to ensure sustainable sourcing of minerals for the Green Transition.