JONATHON PORRITT: "I'M A FULLY SIGNED UP EARTH PROTECTOR"

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Leading environmentalist and author Jonathon Porritt signs up to Mission LIfeForce

We are delighted to have this internationally renowned sustainability expert and green thinker on board.  He has previously expressed support for Polly Higgins' work on ecocide law.  In his own words: "Once upon a time people did grievous harm to the environment without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. That defence is no longer available, and that sure knowledge we now have entails equally sure moral obligations. In this context, the idea of establishing the crime of Ecocide is both timely and compelling."

Porritt, who spent many years as director of Friends of the Earth and later as chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, founded Forum for the Future in the 1990s - a non-profit organisation which has spent the last 20 years working with business and government around the world to create a sustainable future. 

Having examined the Mission LifeForce campaign with his customary thoroughness, Porritt recently contacted us to say that he is "now a fully signed up Earth Protector!"  In particular, regarding the legal route we're proposing - which is to say amending the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to include the crime of ecocide - he commented: "that process does sound potentially transformative. I also agree with the analysis that ‘only criminal law can stop the harm’, as it’s clear that existing legal sanctions are totally failing to do what we so urgently need them to do. Particularly in terms of ‘protecting the protectors’.  So I’m very happy to be one of those ‘conscientious protectors'."

Welcome aboard, Jonathon!

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