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Polly Higgins


Changing the Story

Just before she was about to win a case that could have sent her brilliant career into the stratosphere, Polly Higgins had an epiphany. A new client arrived, in fact “the” client arrived. And, she realised in that moment, the only client. Now Polly represents the Earth and she, with volunteers all over the planet, are working to get ecocide recognised as a criminal act in international law. What does it take to change the story of how humans relate to the earth, and what will it mean when we do?

Download the transcript of this interview in English here.


Speaker Gift

Polly’s organisation supports volunteer earth protectors. Learn more here. Have a look at the resources offered in the Activist Toolkit here.

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Later Event: September 28
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