Earth Is Our Business

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Advocating a new form of leadership that places the health and well-being of people and the planet first, this book proposes a new Earth law, a framework for sustainable development and international environmental governance. As it argues that the planet is not the exclusive preserve of the executives of the world’s top corporations, this volume illustrates how the law can be the catalyst in a shift of attitude away from regarding the Earth as something to be owned and traded for profit. Detailed and passionate, this is a holistic approach to law, business, and the environment in the battle for the ecosystem.


Polly Higgins is a barrister, an international environmental lawyer, and an advocate for making ecocide a crime against peace. She is the author of Eradicating Ecocide, which won the 2011 People’s Book Prize for nonfiction.


"Lays the framework for us to lobby our leaders for real environmental laws and contains tips on taking action."  —Observer Magazine

"At this critical juncture in history, it is vital that we set global standards of accountability for corporations in order to put an end to the culture of impunity and double standards that pervade the international legal system. Polly Higgins illustrates how this can be achieved."  —Bianca Jagger, social and human rights advocate