The Earth Community Trust

The Earth Community Trust

Charity information

The Earth Community Trust

The charity recognises that human beings are part of a greater whole and seeks to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Eradicating Ecocide is the primary project run by the Earth Community Trust. Our aim is to stop the extensive damage to the environment and people’s lives by making Ecocide the fifth International Crime Against Peace.

    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.

    In March 2010 international barrister and award winning author Polly Higgins proposed to the United Nations that Ecocide be made the fifth international Crime Against Peace. There are currently four Crimes Against Peace: genocide, war crimes, crimes of aggression and crimes against humanity. Ecocide is the missing fifth crime – it is a crime against humanity, against current and future generations, and against all life on Earth.

    Our vision is a set of new international laws that will create an overriding legal duty of care: corporations, banks, investors and governments will place people and planet first. A law of Ecocide will change the trajectory of where we are headed, putting a stop to destructive business and opening the doors to clean green business and the green economy.

    Creating a law against ecocide to change the rules and prevent harm to the Earth is a visionary approach. We are visionary, inspiring, unifying, collaborative, and determined in all that we do.

  • Aims

    The Earth Community Trust aims to:

    • Our aim is to stop the extensive damage to the environment and people’s lives by making Ecocide the fifth International Crime Against Peace.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1143660

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 01453 700915

    Address: 6 Highbury Corner Highbury Crescent London N5 1RD

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