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Open Letter From Canadian Youth:
Stop Ecocide!

What is the Open Letter?

This is the website for the Open Letter from Canadian Youth to Stop Ecocide. Our demand is clear:

We (youth under 30 in Canada) call on the Canadian government to declare support for making ecocide an international crime.

Read the full open letter with our explanation and call to action HERE.

Learn more about the international movement to criminalize ecocide HERE.

Why have people signed?

"Ce sujet est important et mérite une grande attention, je trouve qu'il faut agir rapidement pour l'avenir de notre planète."

- Anonyme

"To ensure future generations do not have the same battles as we do. For Canada to declare ecocide as an international crime."

- Skw'akw'as Dunstan-Moore

"Concern for how governements and corporations are still actively harming the environment for profits. With COVID-19, we saw what the "we'll worry about it later" approach does - we're making the exact same mistake with environmental destruction and young people today will be the ones paying the price in the future."

- Zahir Firoze

"Je veux un bel avenir"

- Lorenzo Ouellette

 "I want to breath." 

 - Miguel Pastor 

"Current and future generations, everywhere on Earth, deserve ecological security and the knowing eradication of whole ecosystems should be treated akin to other intentional eradications of culture and livelihoods."

- John Weston

"Climate change is the issue of our times and people in power need to wake up to that fact."

- Tariq Harney


- Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide, June 2021

"'Ecocide' means unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts."

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