End Ecocide goes global!
We have come a long way since the
launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative - End Ecocide in Europe. We have made
first steps, grew through puberty and have now reached a milestones where we need to
extend the boundaries of our initial target. We've started within Europe, but have
increasingly realised that protecting the Earth cannot be limited by borders between
nations, for our planet does not distinguish them.
So we have decided we must all step together and
protect our Earth. And at this point we would also like to proudly present you our new
identity. As we are now fighting to End Ecocide on Earth, so must the new logo present
our mission. With joining the charter of Brussels your worldwide support showed us,
that this is no longer only an European initiative. It's gone global, because you
wanted it and we couldn't be more excited.
The new identity keeps the original 3 E’s, now
representing the words End Ecocide on Earth. The E's are now joined with a circle that
represents the Earth and the sign next to the logo is changed. We have kept the colors
as they clearly and intuitively represent the natural world as if you would be looking
at our planet from the space. About 70 percent of Earth is covered with water, so
there is no doubt that the blue is the most suitable choice in a combination with
green, representing the green canopy of the forests as the lungs of our planet.
We are happy to be gathered under the new identity
and we also want you to adopt it and feel as part of this global movement, after all
we are protecting our home. End Ecocide on Earth is a global civil initiative and its
aim is to encourage and empower citizens to take responsibility in democratic process,
to protect the Earth.
With the new logo we wish to unite all citizens and countries to be part of ending Ecocide on Earth. Together we can do it, every hand helps!
Save the date - End Ecocide conference, October 13th-14th
Join us on October 13th and 14th to discuss the
past, present and future of ecocide, as well as the challenges faced by young people
organising a European Citizens' Initiative! Several experts from law, policy, and the
environmental sector will discuss the concept of ecocide and how to implement it
successfully. More information to follow soon, but save the date already (This
conference is being made possible with the kind support of the EU programme Youth in
Action and the EESC).
Preparation for COP21 - Paris 2015
In Durban end 2011, the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decided to dedicate the next four years to
negotiating and adopting a global and legally-binding agreement to reduce GHG
emissions worldwide and fund adaptation measures in the poorest and most vulnerable
countries. Yet negotiations at the Warsaw Conference, end of 2013 (COP19) were caught
in a deadlock, namely because of vested private interests. This fact caused a vast
majority of the civil society organisations present at the talks to walk out of the
For the next conference that will be held in Paris,
December 2015 (COP21), a group of civil society organisations wants to create more
pressure in a joint action. Our french volunteer, Georges Menahem, representing End
Ecocide in Europe, attended the “COP21 civil society” preparatory process, held last
April. The meeting included about 80 participants from more than 25 organizations,
coming from a dozen of countries. The main discussion revolved around:
What would be the best strategy of French NGOs to increase the population
awareness on big climate issues, to mobilise them, and to push the COP21 summit
towards a final state agreement improving the global governance on climate and
A common agenda, animation structure and several
milestone dates for mobilisations in Paris before and around the COP21 were agreed
upon. The next meeting is planned for August 23-24th in Paris and will be attended by
Georges and Valerie, our spokesperson. More updates on this great initiative coming
Now it’s time for you to meet the Portuguese Team!
We are 10 volunteers spread throughout Lisbon and Sintra and one of the youngest End
Ecocide teams ! Most of us are students, some already in college, while others are
still in High School (!) Our youngest volunteer is 16 years old! But that fact doesn’t
stop us of fighting for what we believe in!
Since we have started we initiated
many activities, here are some examples:
- Attending alternative events, like ecological events/festivals, etc -> These
events made us collect a significant amount of signatures.
- Spreading the word in local schools and universities, which made us gain more
- Organized meetings to welcome new volunteers or to discuss what would we do
- Interviews on the Radio and in a portuguese magazine
And many more activities! If you wish to join the Portugal team, please get in touch
are also planning a team meeting very soon in Lisbon and you are very welcome to join!
Just get in touch with us!
End Ecocide together! Every hand helps!