Europe must recognise ecocide as crime, policymakers told

Business leaders and politicians should face stiffer criminal sanctions under European law for the damage they cause to the climate and habitats, campaigners have urged as the European Commission finalises another major package of climate and energy policy.

by Robert Hodgson
Ecocide protest
Earlier this month, Belgium became the first EU country to unilaterally recognise the crime of ecocide (Photo by Jorge Castellanos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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