With degrees from Oxford and London Universities and a background in communication, entrepreneurship and on-the-ground environmental activism, Jojo has a unique reputation for “getting things done” and likes nothing better than working to unusual parameters. She is a natural leader as well as a compelling public speaker and advocate.
Alongside barrister and legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins, Jojo co-founded the Stop Ecocide campaign in 2017 to support the establishment of ecocide as a crime at the International Criminal Court. Since Polly’s death in 2019 she has co-ordinated the growing international team engaged in this highly focused mission and is Chair of the Board of the Stop Ecocide Foundation in the Netherlands, which now manages the campaign.
Jojo is key spokeswoman for Stop Ecocide and has contributed to law conferences, environmental summits, festivals and climate rallies as well as podcasts, interviews and articles for publications and broadcasters ranging from Extinction Rebellion to the BBC World Service and from the Ecologist to the New York Times.
She was a keynote speaker at the official side event “Investigating and prosecuting ecocide: the current and future role of the ICC” in December 2019, hosted by the Republic of Vanuatu as part of the 18 th Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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