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2022

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May 31, Stockholm & online

Ecocide Law – the Stockholm legacy

STHLM+50 Climate Hub

We Don't Have Time
End Ecocide
Stop Ecocide

May

31

,

16:30

CEST

CET

/

10:30 pm

EDT

EST

31

,

2022

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May 31, Stockholm & online

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31

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2022

May 31, Stockholm & online

Ecocide Law – the Stockholm legacy

STHLM+50 Climate Hub

We Don't Have Time
End Ecocide
Stop Ecocide

Ecocide Law  – the Stockholm Legacy

Join us during the week of Stockholm+50 to celebrate this historical event. Building on the legacy of 1972 for a legal framework of sustainability and the 50 years that have passed since the idea of ecocide law was put forward to heads of state. Listen to speakers discuss the link between the Stockholm conference (1972) and international environmental efforts including ecocide law.

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Program Highlights

16:30 CEST / 10:30 EDT — Enchantment 

Introduction to the broadcast and live performance

  • Peder Karlsson, Artists, the Real Group Academy
  • Merzi Rajala, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

16:35 CEST / 10:35 EDT — Legacy 50 years of need for legal protection: where are we?

Listen to speakers discuss the Stockholm conference as the beginning of UN environmental institutional framework and the need for a new foundation.

  • Tarja Halonen, Former president of Finland
  • Jojo Mehta, Executive Director of Stop Ecocide International
  • Steven Donziger, Donziger & Associates

16.55 CEST / 10:55 EDT — The Earth is our Business

Keynotes and panels:

  • Nina Macpherson, Chair, Ecocide Law Alliance
  • Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability, Scania
  • Ralph Chami, Assistant Director, IMF

17:20 CEST / 11:20 EDT — Global Music for Ecocide Law

Live musical performance:

  • Sushaira Kerpens - voice, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Merve Abdurrahmani - voice & piano, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Katariina Vuoristo - voice, violin and loop station, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kirsi Kaunismäki-Suhonen - voice & flute, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Nemat Battah - voice & oud, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Peder Karlsson - voice & bass, Artists for Ecocide law
  • Merzi Rajala - voice & percussion, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Rebukati Paerhati - laptop, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

17:30 CEST / 11:30 EDT — Legacy: the 100-year-perspective

Panel discussion:

  • Andrés Ingi Jónsson, Member of the Icelandic Parliament
  • Richard Brisius, Race Chairman, The Ocean Race
  • Dalia Fernanda Márquez Añez, Youth Task Force Stockholm 50 member, Juventud unida en acción
  • Lynne Twist, co-founder, The Pachamama Alliance and founder of The Soul of Money Institute

18:00 CEST / 12:00 EDT — Summary & end of broadcast

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a program host, moderator, keynote speaker and author specializing in sustainable development, primarily climate action. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, municipalities, and universities. She is chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow, and one of the founding partners of the global climate organization Our Kids´ Climate which is active in 23 countries.

Pella Thiel

 (
SE
)
End Ecocide Sweden

Pella Thiel is a maverick ecologist who works with relational, systemic activism, change processes and regenerative leadership. She is the co-founder of Swedish hubs of international networks like End Ecocide Sweden and the Swedish Transition Network and a knowledge expert in the UN Harmony with Nature programme.

Selected speakers

Andreas Follér

 (
SE
)
Head of Sustainability, Scania

Andreas is the Head of Sustainability at Scania with a responsibility to drive and coordinate the sustainability, circular economy and climate area at corporate level. Previously to Scania, Andreas has been working with sustainability issues for the last 20 years. Over the years, he has been working in the nexus between strategy, management and education in energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive and in the textile industry. Additionally, he has operated his own business as well as having worked with climate change issues for the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

Peder Karlsson

 (
SE
)
Artist

Peder Karlsson is a multifaceted artist part of the Swedish vocal group The Real Group. Over the years he has had numerous gigs as a teacher/workshop leader or coach/artistic director all over the world. Peder served as a chair for End Ecocide Sweden 2016-2020 and also was a representative of the network Rights Of Nature Sweden.

Nina Macpherson

 (
SE
)
Chair Ecocide Law Alliance Foundation

Nina Macpherson is currently a board member of the following companies: Traton SE, Scania AB, Netel AB and Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB.

Tarja Halonen

 (
FI
)
Former President of Finland

Tarja Halonen served two terms as President of Finland from 2000 to 2012. Prior to her election, she held the office of Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Minister of Justice, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. She continues to work closely with the UN, and is currently member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. She is also UN Land Ambassador as well as a member of CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons. She continues to promote issues related to sustainable development in her many other roles, including, as a member of Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Leadership Council, as a Chair of Lancet-SIGHT commission on Peaceful Societies through Health and Gender Equality and as a member of Harvard University’s Arctic Initiative Board of Advisors. In Finland, she is a member of the Board of SITRA and is also the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Finnish National Gallery.

Steven Donziger

 (
US
)
Human rights lawyer, Donziger & Associates

Steven Donziger is a lawyer, writer, and environmental advocate known for leading a 27-year legal fight waged by Indigenous groups and farmer communities in Ecuador that resulted in a historic $9.5 billion judgment ordering Chevron to remediate its "Chernobyl" disaster in the rainforest. The judgement, based on court findings that found a deliberate scheme by Chevron to dump cancer-causing waste onto ancestral lands to save money, has been affirmed by the highest courts of Ecuador and Canada. Lauded by BusinessWeek for his "Herculean" tenacity, Steven also has led a variety of international human rights fact-finding and advocacy projects. He served as a public defender in Washington, D.C., and edited a leading text on criminal justice reform published by Harper Perennial. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son, where he is currently on house arrest for almost two years after challenging a judicial order from a U.S. judge that he turn over his computer and cell phone to Chevron.

Sibelius Academy

 (
FI
)
Helsinki

The Sibelius Academy is the cornerstone of the Finnish music culture through its expertise in teaching, research and artistic activities. The driving force behind everything we do is our love for music and uncompromising passion for our work. Our primary mission is to foster and renew the music culture. Since 2013, the Sibelius Academy has formed a part of Uniarts Helsinki

Ralph Chami

 (
US
)
Assistant Director, IMF

Dr. Ralph Chami is an Assistant Director at the IMF. He is currently on sabbatical from the IMFworking on tackling the two risks to humanity – climate change and biodiversity loss. He has developed a model for valuing natural capital, including blue and green nature, flora and fauna, and a framework for developing the natural capital markets for ecosystem services. Expert on fragile and low and middle-income states he is co-founder of Blue Green Future and Rebalance Earth and on the Advisory Boards of the Geneva MacroLabs, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies (EMANES, formerly EMNES), as well as Senior Finance Advisor at Finance for Biodiversity Initiative, F4B.

Andrés Ingi Jónsson

 (
IS
)
Member of Parliament for the Pirate Party, Iceland

Andrés Ingi Jónsson is a Member of Parliament for the Pirate Party in Iceland. During his five years in office, he has consistently been a champion of green politics. Most recently, Andrés put forward a parliamentary resolution urging the Icelandic government to propose adding ecocide to the ICC’s mandate. Although the resolution hasn’t gone through yet, it enjoys broad political support, with twelve members from four different parties co-signing it – out of a parliament with 63 members and eight political parties.

Dalia Fernanda Márquez Añez

 (
VE
)
Youth Task Force Stockholm 50 member, Juventud unida en acción

Dalia Fernanda Márquez Añez is a lawyer from Venezuela. She is passionate about defending Human Rights, promoting gender equality, peacebuilding, and is an environmentalist passionate about raising her voice for the defense of the environment. She has been university professor for 7 years at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Católica del Táchira. She is the founder of the NGO “Juventud Unida en Acción”, an institution in which for 9 years she has been developing education and training programs to empower young people as agents of change in their community, empower women, promote the culture of peacebuilding, environment and developed social programs in vulnerable communities within the framework of the 2030 agenda.

Jojo Mehta

 (
UK
)
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International

Jojo Mehta co-founded Stop Ecocide International in 2017, alongside legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins, to activate and develop global cross-sector support for an international crime of ecocide. As the organisation's Executive Director and key spokesperson, Jojo has overseen the remarkable growth of the global movement while coordinating legal developments, diplomatic traction and public narrative. She is also Chair of the charitable Stop Ecocide Foundation and convenor of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide.

Lynne Twist

 (
US
)
Founder and CEO, Soul of Money Institute & co-founder Pachamama Alliance

Lynne Twist is the founder of the Soul of Money Institute and author of the best-selling, book ""The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life.” Over the past 40 years Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries. Her clients include: Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, the International Unity Church, Charles Schwab, United Way, The National Black theater of Harlem, Harvard University and others. She has been a featured speaker for the United Nations Beijing Women’s Conference, State of the World Forum, and Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, among others. Lynne is the recipient of the prestigious ""Woman of Distinction"" award from the United Nations.

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

 (
SE
)
Host, We Don't Have Time

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a program host, moderator, keynote speaker and author specializing in sustainable development, primarily climate action. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, municipalities, and universities. She is chairwoman of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow, and one of the founding partners of the global climate organization Our Kids´ Climate which is active in 23 countries.

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Pella Thiel

 (
SE
)
End Ecocide Sweden

Pella Thiel is a maverick ecologist who works with relational, systemic activism, change processes and regenerative leadership. She is the co-founder of Swedish hubs of international networks like End Ecocide Sweden and the Swedish Transition Network and a knowledge expert in the UN Harmony with Nature programme.

Read less
Read more

Selected speakers

Andreas Follér

 (
SE
)
Head of Sustainability, Scania

Andreas is the Head of Sustainability at Scania with a responsibility to drive and coordinate the sustainability, circular economy and climate area at corporate level. Previously to Scania, Andreas has been working with sustainability issues for the last 20 years. Over the years, he has been working in the nexus between strategy, management and education in energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive and in the textile industry. Additionally, he has operated his own business as well as having worked with climate change issues for the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

Read less
Read more

Peder Karlsson

 (
SE
)
Artist

Peder Karlsson is a multifaceted artist part of the Swedish vocal group The Real Group. Over the years he has had numerous gigs as a teacher/workshop leader or coach/artistic director all over the world. Peder served as a chair for End Ecocide Sweden 2016-2020 and also was a representative of the network Rights Of Nature Sweden.

Read less
Read more

Nina Macpherson

 (
SE
)
Chair Ecocide Law Alliance Foundation

Nina Macpherson is currently a board member of the following companies: Traton SE, Scania AB, Netel AB and Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB.

Read less
Read more

Tarja Halonen

 (
FI
)
Former President of Finland

Tarja Halonen served two terms as President of Finland from 2000 to 2012. Prior to her election, she held the office of Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Minister of Justice, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. She continues to work closely with the UN, and is currently member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. She is also UN Land Ambassador as well as a member of CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons. She continues to promote issues related to sustainable development in her many other roles, including, as a member of Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Leadership Council, as a Chair of Lancet-SIGHT commission on Peaceful Societies through Health and Gender Equality and as a member of Harvard University’s Arctic Initiative Board of Advisors. In Finland, she is a member of the Board of SITRA and is also the chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Finnish National Gallery.

Read less
Read more

Steven Donziger

 (
US
)
Human rights lawyer, Donziger & Associates

Steven Donziger is a lawyer, writer, and environmental advocate known for leading a 27-year legal fight waged by Indigenous groups and farmer communities in Ecuador that resulted in a historic $9.5 billion judgment ordering Chevron to remediate its "Chernobyl" disaster in the rainforest. The judgement, based on court findings that found a deliberate scheme by Chevron to dump cancer-causing waste onto ancestral lands to save money, has been affirmed by the highest courts of Ecuador and Canada. Lauded by BusinessWeek for his "Herculean" tenacity, Steven also has led a variety of international human rights fact-finding and advocacy projects. He served as a public defender in Washington, D.C., and edited a leading text on criminal justice reform published by Harper Perennial. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son, where he is currently on house arrest for almost two years after challenging a judicial order from a U.S. judge that he turn over his computer and cell phone to Chevron.

Read less
Read more

Sibelius Academy

 (
FI
)
Helsinki

The Sibelius Academy is the cornerstone of the Finnish music culture through its expertise in teaching, research and artistic activities. The driving force behind everything we do is our love for music and uncompromising passion for our work. Our primary mission is to foster and renew the music culture. Since 2013, the Sibelius Academy has formed a part of Uniarts Helsinki

Read less
Read more

Ralph Chami

 (
US
)
Assistant Director, IMF

Dr. Ralph Chami is an Assistant Director at the IMF. He is currently on sabbatical from the IMFworking on tackling the two risks to humanity – climate change and biodiversity loss. He has developed a model for valuing natural capital, including blue and green nature, flora and fauna, and a framework for developing the natural capital markets for ecosystem services. Expert on fragile and low and middle-income states he is co-founder of Blue Green Future and Rebalance Earth and on the Advisory Boards of the Geneva MacroLabs, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies (EMANES, formerly EMNES), as well as Senior Finance Advisor at Finance for Biodiversity Initiative, F4B.

Read less
Read more

Andrés Ingi Jónsson

 (
IS
)
Member of Parliament for the Pirate Party, Iceland

Andrés Ingi Jónsson is a Member of Parliament for the Pirate Party in Iceland. During his five years in office, he has consistently been a champion of green politics. Most recently, Andrés put forward a parliamentary resolution urging the Icelandic government to propose adding ecocide to the ICC’s mandate. Although the resolution hasn’t gone through yet, it enjoys broad political support, with twelve members from four different parties co-signing it – out of a parliament with 63 members and eight political parties.

Read less
Read more

Dalia Fernanda Márquez Añez

 (
VE
)
Youth Task Force Stockholm 50 member, Juventud unida en acción

Dalia Fernanda Márquez Añez is a lawyer from Venezuela. She is passionate about defending Human Rights, promoting gender equality, peacebuilding, and is an environmentalist passionate about raising her voice for the defense of the environment. She has been university professor for 7 years at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Católica del Táchira. She is the founder of the NGO “Juventud Unida en Acción”, an institution in which for 9 years she has been developing education and training programs to empower young people as agents of change in their community, empower women, promote the culture of peacebuilding, environment and developed social programs in vulnerable communities within the framework of the 2030 agenda.

Read less
Read more

Jojo Mehta

 (
UK
)
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International

Jojo Mehta co-founded Stop Ecocide International in 2017, alongside legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins, to activate and develop global cross-sector support for an international crime of ecocide. As the organisation's Executive Director and key spokesperson, Jojo has overseen the remarkable growth of the global movement while coordinating legal developments, diplomatic traction and public narrative. She is also Chair of the charitable Stop Ecocide Foundation and convenor of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide.

Read less
Read more

Lynne Twist

 (
US
)
Founder and CEO, Soul of Money Institute & co-founder Pachamama Alliance

Lynne Twist is the founder of the Soul of Money Institute and author of the best-selling, book ""The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life.” Over the past 40 years Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries. Her clients include: Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, the International Unity Church, Charles Schwab, United Way, The National Black theater of Harlem, Harvard University and others. She has been a featured speaker for the United Nations Beijing Women’s Conference, State of the World Forum, and Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, among others. Lynne is the recipient of the prestigious ""Woman of Distinction"" award from the United Nations.

Read less
Read more

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“Ecocide” refers to the unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts. End Ecocide Sweden is a partner of Stop Ecocide International and the global network End Ecocide on Earth. We are responsible for the international platform Faith for Ecocide Law for religious communities.

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