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26 mayo, 2021
4:00 pm
Online, Online

Webinar co-hosted by:


Webinar: 26th May
4pm – 6pm CEST / 3pm – 5pm GMT
Language: Italian

(recording will be available with subtitles after the event)

The event will also be livestreamed via the Facebook pages of:
Stop Ecocide International, Navdanya International and Terra Nuova

A webinar drawing together the prospective law of Ecocide and a corresponding case – the monoculture hazelnut industry in Tuscia, Central Italy.

A screening of the acclaimed short film Omelia Contadina (A Farmer’s Eulogy) by Alice Rohrwacher and Artist JR will be followed by a panel discussion between key voices from academia, law, agriculture and the local community.

The discussion will reflect upon how intensive hazelnut farming causes water, air, and soil pollution, as well as loss of biodiversity, food sovereignty and food safety and what preventative measures could mitigate this situation?

Our aim is to provoke a dialogue around the legal framework needed to prevent ecosystemic pollution damage by referring to a live example where continuing abuse could become catastrophic.


Gabriele Antoniella, PhD student at the University of Tuscia, farmer and activist

Ottavio Capparella, Lawyer in charge of the legal department and network of Accademia Kronos

Lara Fornabaio, Legal expert specialising in Agriculture at Client Earth

Eleonora Evi MEP, European Parliament, member of the Verdi / ALE Group in the European Parliament and the Ecocide Alliance.

Jojo Mehta:, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Stop Ecocide International

Moderated by:

Manlio Masucci:, Journalist and Head of Communications at Navdanya International

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