This movement wants to make harming the planet an international crime

The Stop Ecocide campaign aims to criminalize destroying the environment – and save our collective home in the process.

Growing up, UK environmental activist Jojo Mehta always had a deep reverence for nature. It’s something her parents instilled in her from a young age, she says. But she admits it wasn’t until she was an adult and had a child of her own that she was moved to make environmentalism her life’s calling.

“It was learning about fracking that got me out of my ‘activist’s armchair’ and onto the streets,” Mehta explains. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a drilling technique designed to extract natural gas and oil from shale. The chemicals used in the process can cause increased groundwater contamination, wastewater pollution and air pollution.

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