Environmental Justice: ‘Ecocide’ and its implications on Business Sustainability

Net Impact London is hosting a panel discussion examining the role of law in establishing accountability for environmental damages globally. Our panel welcomes cutting-edge thinkers and doers in this field, who will present radical and ground-breaking principles for protecting our planet and share the implications of this for business now and in the future.

– Impact on business of the proposed law of ‘Ecocide’
– Will Ecocide support better business and bring new opportunities?
– Why would business want Ecocide; Why wouldn’t they?
– What is the ‘Habitats Directive’ and its co-relation to Ecocide?
– Principles of environmental equilibrium – law proportionate to environmental impact

18.30pm – 19.00pm: Registration and Networking
19.00pm – 20.15pm: Panel and Q&A
20.15pm – 21.00pm: Networking Cocktail


David Hart (called to the Bar in 1982, Q.C. 2003) environmental law, construction and medical law. He has worked on the Habitats Directive aspects of the Severn Barrage project. David is named as a “leader in his field” in environment and clinical negligence by Chambers & Partners 2010 and in general professional negligence by Legal 500, 2009. He was appointed Trading Scheme Appeals Officer (2005-present), Lay member (2002-present) and deputy Chair of the St Thomas’ Hospital Research Ethics Committee Accredited mediator (May 2003). Find out how David got to be doing environmental law in this article.

Andrew Waite : He is Vice President (and formerly President) of the European Environmental Law Association; Co-founder of the UK Environmental Law Association and Secretary 1986-90; and former Regional Vice Chair for Western Europe of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law 2001-05. In that capacity, he organised the first meeting of European Judges on Environmental Law in 2002 which resulted in the formation of the European Judges Forum on the Environment. Andrew is a member of several other prestigious environmental bodies, Assistant Editor of the ABA’s environment magazine Natural Resources and Environment, and Chairman of the CBI’s ad hoc working party on environmental liability. He is also editor of Butterworth’s Environmental Law Handbook 3rd edition, 2001; co-author of Environmental Law in Property Transactions 3rd edition, 2009.

Participants will enjoy organic veggie nibbles. Private cash and credit bar available.

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