The Global Community has had work on Global Sustainability ever since 1985.
A short list of our previous work on Global Sustainability .
For more recent work on Global Sustainability read the following table.
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| June 28, 2007
|| Greenpeace opens tar sands campaign, by Greenpeace Canada,
Edmonton, Canada — Greenpeace has taken a dramatic step to expand its climate and energy campaign by opening an office in Edmonton to oppose tar sands in Alberta.
| June 30, 2007
|| Action Alert: Greenpeace, Come Clean and Stop Supporting Ancient Rainforest Logging, by Dr. Glen Barry , Rainforest Portal and Ecological Internet (EI)
There is no such thing as certified, sustainable logging of primary forests. Tell Greenpeace to release their suppressed report on industrial certified forestry, and to resign the chair and withdraw from the Forest Stewardship Council.
| June 27, 2007
|| Our Obligation To The World, by Paul Buchheit, published in Countercurrents.org,
Our way of life depends on a continuation of the economic and energy policies that keep billions of people in poverty.
| June 15, 2007
|| A World Without Oil, by Daniel Howden The Independent , published in Countercurrents.org,
Scientists have criticised a major review of the world's remaining oil reserves, warning that the end of oil is coming sooner than governments and oil companies are prepared to admit
| June 10, 2007
|| Global Justice for all life on the planet
by Germain Dufour, with the Global Community
The Global Community Global Justice Movement has many inter-related components: monetary, social, economic, environmental, democracy, and peace. The Global Community Global Justice Movement
promotes new thinking to benefit all economies and societies – the true, fair, democratic and efficient solution to poverty. The Global Community has the productive resources to eliminate poverty and
injustice. Humanity is now in the process of developing the democratic and transparent communications infrastructure which can bring this about.
Our approach transcends left-wing/right-wing designations. We see both conventional capitalism and socialism as being two arms of a philosophy which concentrate power in an elite, to the detriment of society
as a whole. Reforming the current money system, to empower each and every person, is a first step for justice.
| June 5, 2007
|| Global Warming: driving governments to take action , by John Bunzl – ISPO Founder, Trustee and Coordinator,
Simpol promotes the Simultaneous Policy (SP), which aims to deliver social justice around the world, resolve global problems like environmental destruction and regulate the economic power of international capital for the good of all. Simpol seeks solutions to problems that individual national governments cannot resolve by acting alone.
Global warming is now at the top of the political agenda. But why aren't governments taking the necessary action?
Because any nation legislating to curb the emissions of its industries will make its economy "uncompetitive" with other countries, thus risking investment and jobs moving elsewhere.
| May 31, 2007
|| Letter sent: Indian Farmer Leader On India-US Pact On GMOs , by Krishan Bir Chaudhary
and published by ASHOK B SHARMA, Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
I am sending a brief note on "US-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative" agreement on agriculture for your kind perusal. The entire agreement is shroud in mystery and the
farmers of the country have serious apprehensions about the real intent and motive of the joint agreement. Indian Agricultural Scientists have done a very splendid job through years
of sustained research. Their scientific acumen and compatibility can match the best of faculty in the world. This agriculture agreement will oblige our scientist to became a tool in the hands of the multinationals for advancement & promotion of their interest in India. I would like to give a
brief on the entire gamut of the US-India agreement as the matter concerns India's sovereignty and the future of Indian agriculture.
| May 19, 2007
|| Question of Direction , by Mike Nickerson and Donna Dillman,
http://synchronouscity.com/dirq.php Goals are the seeds from which the future grows.
When enough people understand this, the conventional wisdom will shift, moving from: our purpose is to expand production and onsumption to
our purpose is to enjoy living while managing the planet for generations to come. As you know, the Question of Direction program aims to increase the rate at which this realization takes place.
| May 14, 2007
|| Climate Change: A Moral Obligation for the Developed World
The Nobel laureate calls for industrialized nations to step up their efforts on climate change for the sake of the world's poor.
by Desmond Tutu, TomPaine.com, also in The Guardian, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, Environment.
| May 29, 2007
|| Earth, Inc. Sliding Into Bankruptcy, by Stephen Leahy ,
Inter Press Service
Build a shrimp farm in Thailand by cutting down mangrove forests and you will net about 8,000 dollars per hectare. Meanwhile, the destruction of the forest and pollution from the farm will result in a loss of ecosystems worth 35,000 dollars/ha per year.
Many leading development institutions and policy-makers still fail to understand that this ruthless exploitation for short-term profits could trigger an Enron-like collapse of "Earth, Inc.", experts say.
| May 2, 2007
|| Ecovillage Design Education - Training of Trainers 2007, 27 October - 24 November 2007 , by Pracha Hutanuwatr,
http://www.findhorn.org/programmes/programme189.php, published in Findhorn Foundation in partnership with the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education.
Based on the Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Curriculum - an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014
| February 19, 2007
|| One Great Big Plastic Hassle Disturbing health trends indicate our passion for plastic may be threatening our reproductive survival, by Jane Akre, http://www.alternet.org/authors/4501/, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, EnviroHealth
What we need is chemical policy reform from the ground up. As it stands now, most chemicals
released in recent decades are given a blanket assumption of safety. The innocent-until-proven-guilty attitude in the U.S. is backwards.
| January 18, 2007
|| Charging Towards The Big Melt , by Stephen Leahy, published in Countercurrents.org
The huge societal shift needed to find ways to live sustainably will likely not happen without some kind of disaster that will generate enough suffering that people will make the shift.
| January 8, 2007
|| Saving Mother Earth. Participants at this year’s Science Congress call for earnest measures for conservation of India’s natural resources, by ASHOK B SHARMA,
Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
| December 23, 2006
|| The Gain Paradigm Part 8 - Sociial Revolutions, by Bill Ellis, EzineArticles.com
| December 14, 2006
|| Living Planet Report 2006 outlines scenarios for humanity's future, by Mathis Wackernagel , Global Footprint Network
The Global Community believes all global citizens have the
right to share the wealth in the world. Foreign investment and the trade agreement must protect and improve social and environmental
rights, not just the economy. Global sustainability would mean finding a sound balance among the interactions designed to create a healthy
economic growth, preserve environmental quality, make a wise use of our resources, and enhance social benefits. Free trade cannot
proceed at the expense of the environment, labour rights, human rights and the sovereignty of a nation. Free trade will lead to an
increase in poverty by giving investor rights priority over government decision-making. Employers will be looking for more
concessions from workers. Small businesses will find it more difficult to grow and compete against large corporations.
The Global Community will help businesses to be part of the solution to the challenges of globalisation.
In this way, the private sector in partnership with the civil society can help realize a
vision: allowing a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.
The Global Community promotes the adoption of world sustainable
development and for strong international cooperation to achieve world sustainable
development. Global cooperation can
facilitate native people's acceptance of rational policies, financial assistances
and advanced technologies provided by the international community and that
international cooperation also can contribute to regulating world population
distribution, improving low population quality of backward countries,
protecting and exploiting natural resources, developing those products and
industries which can cause lower consumption of natural resources and energy
sources with light pollution of environment, and keeping environmental stability
and ecological balance. In a word, international cooperation greatly
contributes to world sustainable development.