Global Sustainability Strategist, Dr Martin A. Blake, has been named as a Patron of the Eradicate Ecocide movement.
Eradicate Ecocide is pleased to announce that Dr Martin Blake has agreed to become a patron of the London-based global movement, which has proposed an international law of Ecocide (the extensive destruction of ecosystems). The proposal to the United Nations is that Ecocide be added to existing Crimes Against Peace which include genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression, with a view to ending all ecocide and creating the paradigm shift that will enable sustainable development.
International barrister and award-winning author, Polly Higgins, who proposed the law of Ecocide, welcomed the new patron, saying, “As an internationally recognised sustainability strategist and leading business advisor, Dr Blake’s patronage will be of tremendous support in furthering the cause to eradicate Ecocide, thereby changing the face of business and the global economy by putting people and planet first.”
Named one of the Top 100 Global Sustainability Leaders in 2011 and again in 2012, Dr Blake is renowned for having designed and deployed one of the most successful energy conservation programmes in the world, saving millions annually and winning multiple national and international awards. He is highly valued for his innovative business strategies which support businesses to add value to the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. He has particular expertise in Island sustainability practices in Bahrain, Singapore, Bali, Guam, Dominica and Magnetic Island, where he has worked with island communities to support sustainable business development whilst preserving and sustaining their fragile ecosystems.
Commenting on his patronage, Dr Blake, owner of Blake Advisory, said, “This is an enormous privilege. Polly’s work has far-reaching implications as a catalyst of change with respect to this remarkable challenge. She has devised a simple and elegant solution to a heretofore-intractable problem. It’s no surprise that Polly has been honoured by being considered one of the World’s Top Visionary Thinkers by The Ecologist and named The Planet’s Lawyer by the 2010 Change Awards. I am delighted to be able to support her in her ongoing actions and work, and look forward to being one of the movement’s global advocates of the agenda to eradicate Ecocide.”
Polly Higgins and her legal team are dedicated to ending this era of Ecocide. The law that they advocate will create a new framework within which business and the global economy can operate in harmony with the Earth’s ecosystems, using them as renewable resources that will last forever, rather than commodities to be exploited just once. Progressive business leaders are calling governments to create such a strong legal framework so that they can put in place truly sustainable strategies. Thus the Law of Ecocide has the potential to trigger the transformation to the Green Economy. The Law of Ecocide is part of an emerging body of law called Earth Law; law which puts people and planet first.
About Blake Advisory
Blake Advisory is owned and operated by Dr Martin A. Blake. Based in Singapore, Blake Advisory is the legal entity through which Dr Blake provides international board level advice and leadership in sustainability and financial intermediary services to the clean-tech industry. His working portfolio of board directorships and advisory roles encompasses Asia, Australia, Canada, the USA and Europe. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Business Development at both Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Business School of the University of Hull in the UK.
For more information visit: http://www.martinblake.com.
About Eradicating Ecocide
Eradicating Ecocide is comprised of a collaborative central team of individuals whose campaign to end Ecocide is garnering the support of the global community. Making Ecocide an international crime has support from many different spheres of influence, including: environmentalists, peace organisations, the legal profession and politicians.
Influential individuals and organisations have spoken out in support of the campaign, including Nnimmo Bassey, Jonathon Porritt, Vandana Shiva, Jane Goodall, Pablo Solon, and Deepak Chopra. “Making Ecocide a Crime” was selected as one of the 20 Solutions for a Sustainable Future by the 6th World Youth Congress 2012, which took place in Rio de Janeiro 4-13th June, just before the historic UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The movement relies on the gift economy and is very grateful to receive funding from individuals, families, crowd funding and foundations.
For more information visit: http://www.eradicatingecocide.com.