Polly Higgins on Ecocide Law, Living Your Purpose and Earth Protection - E42
How do we create a legal duty of care for the Earth?
“For me it’s not about whether or not you are an environmentalist, it’s about whether or not you care. If you care you can move mountains. Any mother knows this.” ~ Polly Higgins
In this episode Amisha meets with author, barrister and ecocide law expert Polly Higgins.
Polly describes how she arrived to a critical choice point in her life where she came to the realisation that the Earth was in need of a good lawyer, and she knew someone for the job… in 2005 she took year out from her successful career as a barrister, and 13 years later still hasn’t gone back.
In 2010 Polly proposed to the United Nations that ecocide become an international crime and since then has been working solidly on bringing this proposal into law. We hear about her mission to help finance vulnerable island states to come forward into the international criminal court, allowing ecocide law to be tabled.
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