Ok, it's a cool consideration however we have to look at how things really work.
There are certain premises that are overlooked in relation to how the entire world-system operates wherein the current law system - including international laws - are created to precisely defend private property, as well as the interests of those that write the laws that are even paid to promote particular agendas that are causing such ecological disasters, as well as resource depletion where no law is currently in favor of preservation or declaring it as common resources, but are being more and more used for privatization purposes which is the actual gist of this situation: laws, the monetary system, education and as such the consequences that the deliberate flaws - inequality/disregard toward life - within this system are the systems used to perpetuate the disregard toward environmental care since everything that is of the Earth is first seen as raw matter for profit-purposes before than actual living substance equal and one with ourselves. To understand why we've come thus far and to such point of disregard, we have to first understand the mind that is in fact what we have become as the 'ruling god' of our existence where no consideration toward life exists - which we'll get to later.
So, at this moment and within the current set up of the world system, even if such laws were promulgated the interests of the corporations are still above the law which means that the problem is not that there are no laws considered for the Earth itself, but how ourselves as human beings have created a system that deliberately ignores the application and enforcement of human rights to begin with, and that is what also as a consequence creates the lack of animal rights and eco-rights which can be translated as: there are no laws that in fact support life to begin with.
Therefore we first have to focus on human rights, human education and the establishment of an economic model that for now can get people out of poverty and illiteracy so that each one has more time to be educated on the general consequences that our lack of consideration toward the environment is causing, wherein yes, our lives depend on the environment and this is certainly overlooked when all that is considered is short term profit-making schemes where life is absolutely ignored, sounds familiar?
As we can see the problem is thus not that there are no sufficient laws or International Laws to protect the environment/the Earth itself, it is simply that it was deliberately side-viewed to orient ourselves as human beings to ideals of progress, production, 'advancement' and using the natural resources as the matter to exploit for profit purposes - including human beings and animals. This is also why the protection of the environment has been relegated to be the action of supposed independent organisms like 'Green Peace' 'WWF' etc, without such organizations being in fact part of the laws that protect the ecosystems and environment - why? because it is of no importance to the current power structures of the world since it would mean less exploitation = less profit.
Therefore what must be understood first is how this world, our creation is our image and likeness of how we act as individuals that disregard our lives and physical body in the name of getting an experience, of being in the mind and existing solely to have what is defined as 'positive experiences' without understanding the relationship that exist between the mind and the physical body wherein the mind utilizes physical substance (life) to power itself as the mind to generate energetic experiences (emotions/feelings) that we define as excitement, joy, bliss, fear, desire, etc. If we look at the monetary system it is the same thing: money as energy representing the mind is used to have power/dominion over parts of this physical reality that we use for our own benefit, without taking into consideration that some of those resources are non renewable, that its extraction is causing the entire disruption of ecosystems. A quick example is how the use of wood without reforestation leads to erosion and eventual death of the soil and the loss of entire habitats; the fracking of the Earth to obtain gas where tons of water with chemicals are injected within the Earth to get the gas out, this is the most brutal example since it is a literal raping of the Earth to get the energy, and the consequences are devastating where all the areas affected by this procedure present contamination of their potable water as well as diseases in the population that didn't exist before such exploitation of the territory for gas took place... we could go on and on explaining about consequences that are extensive - but holding a few individuals responsible as one can see is not the solution, but actually first looking at where money/profit is overriding common sense and physical natural laws to take into consideration to ensure the preservation of the ecosystem we live in, this is how not only promulgating new laws will create a change, but it has to go hand in hand/in conjunction with the economic system and education system to prevent this cycle from reoccurring once that solutions are set.
That is how with the Equal Life Foundation the focus is on Human Rights first, because every other disaster we impose onto other living beings which includes the environment, is a direct consequence of the deliberately flawed and abusive world-system based on greed, self interest and disregard of the actual resources and environments that enable us to be alive today.
We can also see that the education of the individual is of utmost importance, because how can one have 'respect for the environment' if one is not yet Living Self-Respect? And that's why it is so important to see how we have 'sold our lives to the devil (as the reverse of life)' which means the destruction of life in the name of the mind, the experiences, the creation of a world system that is absolutely in opposition to the law of our being - the consideration of being one and equal with everything and everyone - and ways in which we should consider the natural world around us as part of a sustainable economic system where life is the key element that is administrated, used and distributed in eco-logical manners.
It is cool to become aware of the instruments we can use, such as laws within the current configuration of the world, however at the moment we focus on the individual human being to first learn to consider one's life, establish one's living principles and for the first time realizing what is of actual importance, the actual matters at hand that are never taught in schools or promoted in our society and media, because when and as you understand the relationship we don't have with ourselves and how it only exists through the mind, one starts seeing the exact parallel that exists between ourselves as human beings walking our mind and at the same time ourselves as human beings walking the world system of money and profit that is at the moment threatening the continuation of life.
In all cases I would not only hold accountable a few individuals but each and every single one of us Is equally responsible for having accepted and allowed the continuation of this system without a question, without any regard for the currently potentially irreversible damage we're imposing upon the planet in the name of power, greed and self interest.
Social responsibility and environmental responsibility is part of what we see is necessary to implement, definitely, however only focusing on 'green movements' for example is quite a diminishing scope of how things in fact operate and are often misleading where the problem actually originates from by Only diverting it to corporations/governments instead of genuinely seeing and realizing it is each one of us that must be held accountable for what we have accepted and allowed as this ecocide, the extermination of life in all its forms and as such all equally stand accountable and establish solutions as new structures of education, economic systems and legal systems that honor, respect life itself which begins with ourselves.
Some vlogs with perspectives that may broaden these points too:
The Law is a Riddle - Living Income Guaranteed
Animal Rights vs. Human Rights: What Comes First?
Earth Day? Please... Common Sense Required
Here's Economist's Journey to Life perspective:
Green Economics: the Newest Fad?
Thanks for sharing and opening up the point, what's your perspective on this?