LETTER: Ecocide Should be Within ICC’s Jurisdiction

South Africa’s energy ministry needs to wake up and smell the human, social and environmental degradation caused by gas and coal. The move to get ecocide — the destruction of the natural environment by deliberate or negligent human action — into the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is rightly growing apace. If SA’s energy ministry continues to hinder the rollout of renewable energy — the most effective, least cost, maximum employment option — in favour of Karpowership gas and [local[ coal, he will be a prime candidate to be charged with ecocide at the ICC. readmore

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