Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Polly Higgins

Visionary Thinker, The Planet's Lawyer
Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins presents her groundbreaking work with ecocide and the Earth Rights movement. Using the system of justice to call out for the responsibility of corporations and governments. The opportunities that come up when we demand that there is a care for the environment. She touches on taking care of personal resilience, and the role of communities in safeguarding their environments.

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  • Introduction
  • New laws to protect the environment
  • Ecocide to become part of the international criminal law
  • The earth rights movement
  • Sacred trust of civilisation
  • A duty of care about the environment
  • Challenges of advocating the earth
  • Taking care of personal resilience
  • The role of communities in safeguarding their environment
Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins is founder of Ecocide Law, the Earth Community Trust and co-founder of the Earth Law Alliance. She holds the Arne Naess Chair at Oslo University and won the 2016 Polarbröd‘s Utstickarpriset prize for Future Leadership. Ecologist Magazine named her one of the top ten visionary thinkers in the world.


Polly Higgins' TedTalk

Earth Rights Movement

Polly Higgins' website


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  • Polly’s ‘project’ strikes me as prospectively one of the most fruitful paths towards ‘restoring the balance’ of humanity’s off kilter relationship with the natural world that I’ve heard of. The primary question I have is simply what we ‘mere mortals’ can do to support her work on ‘ecocide’? She indicated that there’s ‘strength in numbers’, but what specifically can we do advance her cause?

  • Polly Higgins is a trail blazer who exemplifies living in the power of her calling. And I am so grateful that calling is in service to all life on Gaia. Polly’s example is both humbling and the greatest of inspiration. How can we not meet her courage and serve however Life/Gaia calls us to be/do/relate/create?

  • Would love to have an encore of this event. Sadly i missed it.
    Hope my wish will come true

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