Morals before economics: Help end ecocide

Posted by sll33 at Aug 02, 2013 11:04 AM |
Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished.
Morals before economics: Help end ecocide

End ecocide in Europe

In March 2010 international barrister and award winning author Polly Higgins proposed to the United Nations that Ecocide be the 5th Crime Against Peace.

This fascinating TED talk outlines a world where it is the law that you can only invest in innovation that's beneficial for people and the planet. Suddenly banks cannot invest in these destructive dinosaur technologies and industrial practices because this is criminal activity, and it is mandatory for business to ensure that its practices do not cause harm.

Polly explains the need for crisis to focus our minds and recognise that what we're doing is ultimately unsustainable and untenable morally.

We've done it before in history and we'll do it again.

he abolition of slavery was really the recognition of the moral imperative trumping the economic imperative. When William Wilberforce came along and fought for the abolition of the slave trade, his big thing was that it's not about closing down companies; it's about giving them the legislative framework so that they can reinvent themselves in the other direction.

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