RAISE YOUR VOICE WITH LOVED ONES TODAY

Sign up as an Earth Protector (trustee of the Earth Protectors Trust Fund) today and help grow the legal rebel alliance to protect our beautiful Earth

Click above to watch the wonderful community recording Raise Your Voice,  made in our hometown of Stroud, UK in support of Mission LifeForce.

This is a time of year that finds many of us surrounded by family, which can be wonderful (and can be difficult), but it is one of those moments when we have the immediate company of people we know well and care deeply about. While we have our loved ones around us, let’s take this opportunity to raise our voices and invite them to become Earth Protectors at MissionLifeForce.org right now, before the usual daily hubbub of life returns.

The impact of Mission LifeForce has been immediate.  Ecocide crime has hit the radar of Small Island Developing States, thanks to the phenomenal response to the launch - over €47,000 raised so far!  These funds enabled the case for ecocide crime to be taken into the International Criminal Court's annual conference - more detail in the other posts on this page.

Over 900 people have already signed up as Earth Protectors (trustees of the Earth Protectors Trust Fund). If you haven't yet, you can do so HERE.  And if you have, please help us reach many more - let's make it over 1000 this festive week!

Update from the United Nations

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Our last few days here at the UN in New York have begun to place missing parts into the bigger picture.  Meetings during our fortnight at the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court have shed light on critical aspects, including how to best address the severe under-representation of Small Island Developing States.

Funding is just part of it (which thanks to our trustee Earth Protectors, we are doing through Mission Lifeforce). Meeting the needs of the 21st Century requires 21st Century justice. It is no longer only war or conflict that give rise to the most serious harms - now, the most serious crimes can and do occur during peace-time. Hearing about climate disasters really brought this aspect home to us. Moreover, unlike 20th Century crime, predominantly concerned with holding individuals to account, what we are dealing with here is a collective (or shared) responsibility by States and Carbon Majors.  This presents challenges legally that must be met, and we believe can be met. (You can read the CICC update of what happened at the ASP this year here and the final day press-release here.)

It is with enormous gratitude that we say a very big thank you to all who have become signatory trustees - you made it possible for us to speak at the ASP, attend key events and meetings and put in place foundations for advancing ecocide law. Looking ahead to a world where peace and justice are cornerstones of the great mosaic we call life, it is clear that ecocide crime is a crime of our time.

Polly & team, New York, December 2017

 

From the frontline - or your front room

We can all be Earth Protectors – we can all make the Earth our Mission.  

By BECOMING AN EARTH PROTECTOR (a trustee* of the Earth Protectors Trust Fund) you will:

  • be an Earth Protector in law, supporting all those across the world who stand up to protect the Earth
  • help fund a law to make ECOCIDE an INTERNATIONAL CRIME - protecting our planet, our communities, and all those who take action as conscientious protectors
  • if you are an activist, gain an additional legal defence in a court of law

There is no age limit on the Trust Fund, so you can sign your children up too!  The moment is now - Mission LifeForce is here