"The beauty and reliability of the earth is a treasure that we have to
preserve. Those who destroy unique ecosystems and habitats harm mankind as a whole. We
therefore owe it to further generations to define the limits of tolerable behaviour
and to sanction transgression. I support the initiative “End ecocide”, because
protection of our natural environment in the European Union has to be on the agenda."
Hiltrud Breyer, Member of the European Parliament at Greens/EFA-group, Germany
Only 11 days left to reach our goal of 1 million votes. Almost 100,000 citizens voted
but every voice counts! Even if the goal is not hit, this ECI demonstrates that there
is public support to make this law a reality. Help us spread the word in any way you
can, join our volunteers network, let's make 2014 an unforgettable year!
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Ecocide in Finland - Talvivaara Mine
The Talvivaara mine in Sotkamo was granted a license to mine nickel in 2006. The local
activist group « Stop Talvivaara » claims that since 2008 they also started to extract
uranium without official permission. Despite the fact that this represents a violation
of environmental legislation, it also led to a huge environmental disaster in 2012.
Indeed, several leaks in the waste-water pool happened in 2008, 2010 and 2012. The
last one demonstrates high concentrations of nickel and uranium into the nearby lakes.
This just represents one case of ecocide happening here in Europe. An ecocide law
could stop not only this but many others. http://www.stoptalvivaara.org/fi/en_adressi.html
- The final submissions for our Video Competition were accepted. The winner
will be announced next week check them out - here.
- It is estimated that the actions of the world’s 3000 largest corporations
resulted in $2.15 trillion worth of damage to the environment in 2008. A new article from our devoted research team.
Please join our cause on causes.com to get more updates and invite all of your
friends, European or Non-European to spread the word internationally. https://www.causes.com/endecocide
- January 11 –Tweeter Brains – TED speakers are brilliant inspiring
people that in many cases have similar notions about ecology, people and the
interconnectedness of them. We would like to raise their awareness about our
initiative and want you help to do so. See details here.
- January 30 - ECI Core Team Worksop - A five days meeting of the End Ecocide team will be held end of
January. The purpose of the meeting is to summarize the key learnings from the ECI
and to discuss the next steps after the great achievements of the past year. You
will be updated.
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