The apex of all crimes.
Students for Climate Solutions has partnered with UK Youth Climate Coalition to file a request with the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor to investigate BP for climate change as a crime against humanity. Read more below.
STUDENTS FOR CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
Student-Led Strategic Climate Litigation in New Zealand
Campaign for Climate Change as a Crime Against Humanity at the International Criminal Court
UK YOUTH COALITION
Climate advocacy and education for UK Youth
ABOUT THE CASE
Climate change is the apex of all crimes. Senior executives of British Petroleum are central to the origin story of the climate crisis. The evidence cited demonstrates that BP's senior executives have known for decades that their contributions to the common purpose of maximising petroleum profits would lead to the infliction of great suffering globally through climate change, on a widespread and systematic scale.
The submission argues and demonstrates that climate change is a crime against humanity and that senior executives of British Petroleum plc (BP) committed it. They have done so through spreading doubt in climate change science, entrenching dependency on their fossil fuel products, causing delay to climate action, creating deception on the true solutions to climate change and ensuring dominance in the geopolitical space.