|The following table shows a summary of the Proceedings of the Global Dialogue as evaluated by the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)|
|Global Dialogue||Proceedings||Issues||Workshops||Roundtables||Global Overview||
Global GSDP evaluation per average community of a million people ($106)
Global GESDI evaluation per average community of a million people (%)
|2000||32547 (global real) and 8865 (global average)||59.82|
|2002||33108 and 9293||58.16|
|2004||34076 and 9376||57.09|
|2005||36198 and 9402||56.88|
|2006||38230 and 9657||54.32|
|2007||40077 and 11391||52.40|
|2008||60029 and 12305||40.08|
a) Tracking armed conflicts within and between nations around the world and offering assistance in dispute resolution;
b) Promoting human and Earth rights and democracy for the people;
c) Monitoring democratic elections; and
d) Educating the public about the advantages of a peaceful solution to any conflict.
1. reducing the rate and magnitudes of change through mitigating the causes, and
2. reducing the harmful consequences through anticipatory adaptation.
1. policy response to the consequences of the global warming, and
2. strategies to adapt to the consequences of the unavoidable climate change.
Report: Evaluation of Global Community Data
The evaluation of GESDI and GSDP
was conducted for the following world regions:
Central America and the Caribbean,
The 9 world regions correspond to the 9 global governments proposed by Earth Government in the Global Constitution.
This report will be made available at a later day.
Global data used for the evaluation of the Global Community data will be made available at a later day along with the report.
Global Sustainable Development Product (GSDP)
Gross Sustainable Development Product (GSDP)
An other indicator was developed to measure the costs of development: the Gross Sustainable Development Product (GSDP).
The GSDP is defined as the total value of production within a region over a specified period of time. It is measured using market prices for goods and services transactions in the economy. The GSDP is designed to replace the Gross Development Product (GDP) as the primary indicator of the economic performance of a nation.
The GSDP takes into accounts:
· the economic impacts of environmental and health degradation or improvement, resource depletion or findings of new stocks, and depreciation or appreciation of stocks;
· the impact of people activity on the environment, the availability of resources, and economic development;
· the "quality" of the four major quality systems and the impacts of changes in these systems on national income and wealth;
· global concerns and their impacts on the economy;
· the welfare, economic development and quality of life of future generations;
· expenditures on pollution abatement and clean-ups, people health, floods, vehicle accidents, and on any negative impact costs;
· the status of each resource and the stocks and productive capacities of exploited populations and ecosystems, and make sure that those capacities are sustained and replenished after use; and
· the depreciation or appreciation of natural assets, the depletion and degradation of natural resources and the environment, ecological processes and biological diversity, the costs of rectifying unmitigated environmental damage, the values of natural resources, capital stocks, the impacts of degradation or improvement, social costs, health costs, environmental clean-up costs, and the costs of the environment, economic growth, and resources uses to current and future generations and to a nation’s income.
The measurement of GSDP shows that consumption levels can be maintained without depleting and depreciating the quality and quantity of services. It indicates the solutions to the problems as well as the directions to take, such as:
· increase productivity;
· modify social, educational programs and services;
· slow down or increase economic growth;
· remediate components of the four major quality systems; and
· rectify present shortcomings of income and wealth accounts.
The measurement of GSDP also gives a proper and sound signal to the public, government and industry about the rate and direction of economic growth; it identifies environmental, health, and social quality; it identifies sustainable and unsustainable levels of resource and environmental uses; it measures the success or failure of sustainable development policies and practices; and it identifies resource scarcity. Values obtained enable us to make meaningful comparisons of sustainable development between cities, provinces, nations over the entire planet.
A status report of all physical accounts show the physical state and availability of resources and the state of the environment. Examples of the physical stock accounts are:
• wildlife • agricultural • soils • fish
• protected wilderness areas • flow rate of water
Valuation in terms of money accounts is difficult for some non-market values such as:
* soil carrying capacity and productivity * acid rain deposition
* biodiversity * wilderness and protected areas * land productivity
GESDI can be obtained for these quality indicators that are difficult to give a money value to. Both the GESDI and GSDP are measured together and tell us about the quality and cost of development, locally and globally.
Measurements of GESDI and GSDP provide insights for the discussion of issues such as :
· Are People aspects being stressed too far?
· Are resources and the environment managed in a sustainable manner?
· What forms of community and home designs promote sustainability?
· In what ways should social, educational, and health programs and services be modified?
· Is this generation leaving to the future generation a world that is at least as diverse and productive as the one it inherited?
· What improvements can be brought up to the quality of development?
Global Environmental Sustainable Development Indice (GESDI)
Developing a scale of values and designing and testing quality indicators is the most important task. The Gross Environmental Sustainable Development Index (GESDI)
is quantitatively describing quality indicators rather than merely measuring different variables. GESDI includes all possible aspects, all physical, biological, health, social and cultural components which routinely influences the lives of individuals and communities.
If we are to achieve effective evaluation of quality, comprehensive data are needed about the status and changes of the variables. Optimally, these data may be organized in terms of indices that in some fashion aggregate relevant data. These indices are in turn used to predict the impact of public and private actions, assess conditions and trends, and determine the effectiveness of programs in all areas.
For instance, reliable data are needed to evaluate the effects of human activities on the environment and to determine what possible actions that can be done to ameliorate the adverse effects. The quality of urban environment constitutes a major test of the level of the well-being of a nation as a society. Essential elements of an adequate urban environment include the following parts: * Health care system, * Educational system, * Seniors'care, * Food chain, nutrition, * Population growth, * Farming communities, * Parks, * Psychological, biological, genetics and evolution, * Spiritual pathways, * Entertainment, * Quality of life, customs and beliefs, information access, communication, aesthetics * Decent housing, suitable community services, * Pollution, waste, * An atmosphere of social justice, * Family stability, * Religion, * Infrastructures and facilities, land planning, * Juvenile crimes, gangs, drugs, illiteracy, * Socio-cultural and political influences, multi-culturalism, laws, * Anthropological, Aboriginals, Natives issues.
Knowing what are the important elements of sustainable development allows us to structure indicators into major areas such as demographic data; the economic data of the individual, family, and household; the status of the region's economy; housing, community facilities, and aesthetic quality; social quality. Here also the weights given to the different segments of the evaluation were obtained or guess-estimated from the results of the Survey on the Scale of Values.
Indexes are dimensionless and discrete.
GESDI can be determined by defining an impact or stress equation which itself separates ecological balance and pollution into basic sustainable development impacts. An impact or stress I is created by the interactions between four major quality systems: People, Economic Developmen, Environment and Availability of Resources.
The function I is a product of four index scales of assessments: U, G, P and C. Each product indicates the relative importance of a given impact, or stress, with respect to the four major quality systems.
where Ii,E = Ui Gi Pi ( W C )i,E
Ii,PA = Ui Gi Pi ( W C )i,PA
Ii,AR = Ui Gi Pi ( W C )i,AR
Ii,ED = Ui Gi Pi ( W C )i,ED
and where E, PA, AR and ED represent the components of the four major quality systems.
The components of the Economic Development system, ED, relate to progress whether it is economically at home, in our community, or in the ways of doings things. New ways of doing things pervade this system. The ideal is to find safe ways of doing things. More and more new consumer products and building materials are brought into the market every year. With less and less government it is getting harder to control all what is brought on the market and therefore more of the non-safe types of products will appear. How do we protect a population from such products? Competitive forces will not necessarily be helping improving the environment and our health.
The components of the People or Social system, PA, relate to human activities and their actions, interactions and reactions. The social and economic well-being of the people and their health are pivotal points for this system.
The components of the Environment system, E, refer to the media through which impacts are transmitted. Each component interacts with other components in the system as well as with components in all other systems.
If only the impacts, or stresses related to the Environment are considered then Ii is called the Environmental Quality Equation and the results obtained here are an Environmental Sustainable Developmen.If only the impacts, or stresses related to the Economic Development are considered then the results obtained here are a Sustainable Economic Development. If only the impacts, or stresses related to People are considered then the results obtained are a Sustainable Community Development and a Sustainable Home Developmen. In each case, impacts or stresses must be made to interact with all four major quality systems.
The Urgency index, U, expresses the importance of the need to find a solution to the stress within a reasonable period of time or else the impact will cause significant damages to components of the four major quality systems.
The Geographical Extent index, G, expresses the significant detectable geographical extent of the stress or impact, and includes all major media and modes of transportation and communications.
The Persistence index, P, expresses the period of time during which the effects of the stress or impact will still be felt at a significant level.
The Number of Interactions index, C, describes the relative complexity of the stress or impact while interacting with each of the four major quality systems. An interaction is counted whether it was documented, or is likely or expected to occur. The weight, W, expresses the probability or a judgment value of an interaction and its degree of importance. Results of the Survey on the Scale of Values were used to guess-estimate the weights for the impacts.
The four interacting circles are quality systems. They are used because together they form a neat geometric expression about a complicated intellectual concept. They represent interactions. These interactions occur between the systems and within each individual system.
Here same-size circles represent mathematical local/global indicators that have been developed for assessing and measuring sustainable development within four equally-important realities in local/global life. The scale (to be presented during the World Congress) used within the mathematical model reflects the importance of each quality system in ensuring a sound future for Earth.
People need a healthy environment and resources for industry. Businesses cannot thrive without people or resources. Economic stability depends on people, resources, and good businesses. And all of the above cannot exist without environment.
The four interacting circles are a simplistic expression of our need for one another, our interaction, the thoughtless damage we can cause. We are worlds within worlds orbiting in and through each other’s space. This interaction can be planned and executed in a caring, considerate manner so that all may exist and not destroy the other.
The impact equation defines the four interacting circles.
Ii = Ui Gi Pi (( W C )i,E+ ( W C )i,PA+( W C )i,AR+ ( W C )i,ED)
The new scale of value used for the evaluation is primarily based on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.
The following is the design depicting the impact interactions.