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End Ecocide petition to be discussed in the European Parliament on February 26th

End Ecocide in Europe is delighted to invite you to the hearing of our petition to the European Parliament on February 26th, at 16:00.

Finally the day has come and our petition to End Ecocide will be discussed by the European Parliament. Over 182,000 citizens have supported the petition with their signature so far and it is still possible to sign.

Please join us on this occasion and if you can’t, spread this invitation. We must show our representatives that we, the people, care about ending ecocide! Even if you can’t join us in Brussels, you can help by contacting your MEP, inviting them to the meeting and asking them to support our proposal (if they want to discuss, please feel free to provide Prisca’s contact details: prisca@endecocide.eu).

We will be the first European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that didn’t collect 1 million signatures but still will be discussed in the Parliament. Earlier the same day a discussion on the review of the legislation on the ECI will take place where Prisca Merz, initiator of the ECI to End Ecocide, has also been invited to contribute our views (you can read our contribution to "An ECI that works" to learn more about the challenges we faced).

You’re warmly invited to join both hearings which are open to the public (however, registration is needed for access to the Parliament).

A Hearing on the ECI in general: Thursday, February 26th, 9:00 – 12:30: Agenda available here.

Hearing on End Ecocide: Thursday, February 26th, 16:00-16:45, in the European Parliament in Brussels.

In detail, we all call upon the European Parliament to prohibit, prevent and pre-empt ecocide, the extensive damage or destruction of ecosystems. The EU has the power to adopt legislation which would apply in five cases:

  • On EU territory, or
  • committed by EU citizens, or
  • committed by EU companies, even if happening outside Europe
  • The import of goods and services resulting from activities causing ecocide into the EU; or
  • The financing of activities causing ecocide by EU banks and other financial institutions, no matter where these activities take place

The ecocide law works and has been discussed for decades. All we need is political will! Show your support by joining the hearing.

To register, please send the following information to cases@endecocide.eu, the latest by February 23rd: name and organisation. If you need a badge to access the Parliament, please also send us your date of birth and nationality, as well as the number of the identity document (passport, driver's licence, ID card etc.) which you will be asked to show when collecting your access badge to the Parliament's buildings on your arrival.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Your End Ecocide team

Let’s End Ecocide together!
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