Polly Higgins ist Autorin der Bücher Eradicating Ecocide und Earth is our Business. Diese sind zur Zeit nur in englischer Sprache erhältlich.
In Eradicating Ecocide, international environment lawyer and barrister Polly Higgins sets out to demonstrate how ‘compromise’ laws have caused the problem – that we can destroy the Earth without consequence. The solution offered is to create a law of Ecocide. She offers a solution that is radical but, as she explains, absolutely necessary. Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace. Such a law will hold to account heads of corporate bodies as well as other ‘natural persons’ in positions of superior responsibility.
The opportunity to implement this law represents a crossroads in the fate of humanity; Higgins argues that we can accept this one change and in doing so save our Earth for future generations, or we can continue to destroy it, risking future wars over disappearing resources. Eradicating Ecocide is a crash course on what laws work, what doesn’t and what else is needed to prevent the imminent disaster of global collapse. Eradicating Ecocide provides a comprehensive overview of what needs to be done in order to prevent ecocide. Eradicating Ecocide was the 2011 winner of the People’s Book Prize for non-fiction.
Earth is our Business takes forward the argument of Polly Higgins’ first book, Eradicating Ecocide. This book examines in greater detail the missing law of Ecocide. Polly advocates that law and carbon trading mechanisms are not enough: Polly advocates a new form of leadership which places the health and well-being of people and planet first. This book demonstrates how law can provide the tools to build the bridge to a new way of doing business. She argues, in fact, that Earth is the business of us all, not the exclusive preserve of the executives of the world’s top corporations.
Earth is our Business is groundbreaking; no other book proposes law that comprehensively changes the rules of the game. Ecocide is a law that will transform our economies, energy supplies and political landscape. The implications of Polly Higgins’ proposal are far-reaching and profound. Like her award-winning first book, Earth is our Business is written for anyone who is engaging in the new and emerging discourse about the future of our planet.