Event 31 maj

May 31: Ecocide law – the Stockholm legacy

Participate digitally in Stockholm+50 Backdoor!

May 31st, 16.30-18 CET online

At the Stockholm Conference in 1972, Olof Palme was one of the first world leaders to use the word ecocide to denote mass destruction of the environment. Fifty years on, ecocide is still ongoing and a legal framework to protect the Earth is urgent. Join us at Stockholm+50 Backdoor to celebrate the legacy from 1972 and to push for action for the 50 years ahead – our own legacy.

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Hosts: End Ecocide Sweden, We Don´t Have Time, Stop Ecocide International, Azote, and the Sibelius Academy with support from The Swedish Postcode Foundation and Carthiel.

A single act is crucial to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, protect biodiversity, safeguard human rights, mitigate climate change, maintain peace and achieve a healthy economy. The act is to make mass destruction of the environment – ecocide – a crime within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Join leading voices from key sectors framing the legal basis for a prosperous future!

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Programme May 31:

16:30 – Enchantment

  • Peder Karlsson, the Real Group Academy

Legacy: 50 years of need for legal protection: where are we?

The Stockholm conference in 1972 was the beginning of UN environmental institutional framework. Now there is an urgent need for a new legal foundation.

  • Birgitta Dahl, Former minister of Energy and Environment
  • Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland
  • Jojo Mehta, Director, Stop Ecocide International
  • Steven Donziger, Donziger Associates

The Earth is our Business

  • Nina Macpherson, Chairperson, Ecocide Law Alliance
  • Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability, Scania
  • Ralph Chami, Assistant Director, the International Monetary Fund

Global Music for Ecocide Law

  • Sushaira Kerpens – voice, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Merve Abdurrahmani – voice & piano, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Katariina Vuoristo – voice, violin and loop station, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kirsi Kaunismäki-Suhonen – voice & flute, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Nemat Battah – voice & oud, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Peder Karlsson – voice & bass, Artists for Ecocide law
  • Merzi Rajala – voice & percussion, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Rebukati Paerhati – laptop, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Legacy: the 100-year-perspective

  • Richard Brisius, Race Chairman, The Ocean Race
  • Santhiya Ananth, Law student, Tamil Nadu India, Youth Task Force of Stockholm+50
  • Andrés Ingi Jónsson, Member of Parliament for the Pirate Party, Iceland
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