Chapter XX Areas where Earth Government may take coordinating, complementary or supporting action
Chapter 20.1 Public health
1. A high level of human health protection shall be ensured in the definition and implementation of all Earth Government's policies and activities. Action by Earth Government, which shall complement national policies, shall be directed towards improving public health, preventing human illness and diseases, and obviating sources of danger to physical and mental health. Such action shall cover the fight against the major health scourges, by promoting research into their causes, their transmission and their prevention, as well as health information and education. Earth Government shall complement Member Nations' action in reducing drugs-related health damage, including information and prevention.
2. Earth Government shall encourage cooperation between Member Nations in the areas referred to in this Article and, if necessary, lend support to their action. Member Nations shall, in liaison with the Global Judiciary , coordinate among themselves their policies and programmes in the areas referred to in paragraph 1. The Global Judiciary may, in close contact with Member Nations, take any useful initiative to promote such coordination, in particular initiatives aiming at the establishment of guidelines and indicators, the organisation of exchange of best practice, and the preparation of the necessary elements for periodic monitoring and evaluation. The Global Parliament shall be kept fully informed.
3. Earth Government and Member Nations shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the sphere of public health.
4. Global law or framework laws shall contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to in this Article by establishing the following measures in order to meet common safety concerns:
(a) measures setting high standards of quality and safety of organs and substances of human origin, blood and blood derivatives; these measures shall not prevent any Member Nation from maintaining or introducing more stringent protective measures;5. Global law or framework laws may also establish incentive measures designed to protect and improve human health and to combat the major cross-border health scourges, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations. It shall be adopted after consultation of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee.
6. For the purposes set out in this Article, the Earth Executive Council, on a proposal from the Global Judiciary, may also adopt recommendations.
7. Earth Government action in the field of public health shall fully respect the responsibilities of Member Nations for the organisation and delivery of health services and medical care. In particular, measures referred to in paragraph 4(a) shall not affect national provisions on the donation or medical use of organs and blood.
Chapter 20.2 Industry sector
1. Earth Government and Member Nations shall ensure that the conditions necessary for the competitiveness of Earth Government's industry exist. For that purpose, in accordance with a system of open and competitive markets, their action shall be aimed at:
(a) speeding up the adjustment of industry to structural changes;2. Member Nations shall consult each other in liaison with the Global Judiciary and, where necessary, shall coordinate their action. The Global Judiciary may take any useful initiative to promote such coordination, in particular initiatives aiming at the establishment of guidelines and indicators, the organisation of exchange of best practice, and the preparation of the necessary elements for periodic monitoring and evaluation. Global Parliament shall be kept fully informed.
3. Earth Government shall contribute to the achievement of the objectives set out in paragraph 1 through the policies and activities it pursues under other provisions of the Constitution. Global law or framework laws may establish specific measures in support of action taken in Member Nations to achieve the objectives set out in paragraph 1, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations. They shall be adopted after consultation of the Economic and Social Committee. This Section shall not provide a basis for the introduction by Earth Government of any measure which could lead to distortion of competition or contains tax provisions or provisions relating to the rights and interests of employed persons.
Chapter 20.3 Culture
1. Earth Government shall contribute to the flowering of the cultures of Member Nations, while respecting their national and regional diversity and at the same time bringing the common cultural heritage to the fore.
2. Action by Earth Government shall be aimed at encouraging cooperation between Member Nations and, if necessary, supporting and complementing their action in the following areas:
(a) improvement of the knowledge and dissemination of the culture and history of the Peoples;3. Earth Government and Member Nations shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the sphere of culture, in particular the Council of all Nations.
4. Earth Government shall take cultural aspects into account in its action under other provisions of the Constitution, in particular in order to respect and to promote the diversity of its cultures.
5. In order to contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to in this
(a) Global law or framework laws shall establish incentive actions, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations. They shall be adopted after consultation of the Committee of the Regions;
Chapter 20.4 Education, vocational training, youth and sport8.3 Global Community Action 1
1. Earth Government shall contribute to the development of quality education by encouraging cooperation between Member Nations and, if necessary, by supporting and complementing their action. It shall fully respect the responsibility of Member Nations for the content of teaching and the organisation of education systems and their cultural and linguistic diversity. The Earth Government shall contribute to the promotion of global sporting issues, given the social and educational function of sport.
2. Earth Government action shall be aimed at:
(a) developing the global dimension in education, particularly through the teaching and dissemination of the languages of Member Nations;3. Earth Government and Member Nations shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the field of education, in particular the Council of all Nations.
4. In order to contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to in this Article,
(a) Global law or framework laws shall establish incentive actions, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations. They shall be adopted after consultation of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee.Article 2:
1. Earth Government shall implement a vocational training policy which shall support and complement the action of Member Nations, while fully respecting the responsibility of Member Nations for the content and organisation of vocational training.
2. Earth Government action shall aim to:
(a) facilitate adaptation to industrial change, in particular through vocational training and retraining;3. Earth Government and Member Nations shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the sphere of vocational training.
4. Global law or framework laws shall contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to in this Article, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations. They shall be adopted after consultation of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee.
Chapter 20.5 Civil protection, emergencies and rescues8.2 Four Major Quality Systems
1. Earth Government shall encourage cooperation between Member Nations in order to improve the effectiveness of systems for preventing and protecting against natural or man-made disasters within Earth Government. Earth Government action shall aim to:
a) support and complement Member Nations' action at national, regional and local level in risk prevention, in preparing their civil-protection personnel and in responding to natural or man-made disasters;2. The measures necessary to help achieve the objectives referred to in paragraph 1 shall be enacted in Global law or framework laws, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations.
Article 2: Connecting with Nature for our species survival
A question such as, "Do we need Nature?" leads me to contemplate which components of life’s sustaining machinery we could possibly live without. Nature herself fills our lungs. She processes and sorts nutrients taken in from the air, and sends them through my veins so that thoughts may take shape. Believe what we will, we are not capable of living beyond Nature’s subtle influences. She controls the wondrous complexities of the very life forces that sustain us and allow us our thoughts. Being obsessed with sustainability’s enormous market potential, the impact of our society’s disconnection from Nature both concerns and intrigues us. The thought of tearing up as much as 96% of each dollar and sending it to a landfill is inconceivable. And yet when money is in the form of products made from toxic-laced non-recyclable or non-reusable materials, and society pays the costs hidden over time, that is inadvertently what does happen.
Millions of people are employed within thousands of industries that ultimately manufacture waste in various forms. Every process at each individual stage of producing all of these products reduces, if not wastes, a myriad of raw materials that Nature has taken hundreds, and even millions of years to make available. For future generations’ sake, a greater accounting of human activities is direly needed. We must begin to put all our collective efforts towards creating a ‘restorative economy’ specifically intended to generate social and environmental profits – as well as financial profits. When we speak lightly of Nature, our thoughts might wander through the colorful beauty of wind-caressed meadows, or along the pristine shores of sun kissed mountain stream-fed lakes, the sun dancing lightly about the fluid surfaces.
Even now those tranquil images lull my restless soul to further reflect upon Nature’s physical beauties. Many are the times of our lives that we have found peace and sanity within Nature’s orchestrated symphonies. Looking at this vast, unnatural, modern cityscape, we wonder for how much longer our natural systems could continue feeding civilization’s insatiable hungers for comfort, convenience and luxury. Our thoughts turned to all the stores packed with endless aisles of countless consumables. We struggle to grasp the enormous amounts of natural resources and human activity their production required. We feel that we have to possess it if it pleases our senses, amuses or entertains, is this season’s fashionable style or colour, organizes our stressful lives, or makes our days more convenient. For how much longer, we wonder, might the whole of humankind escape the consequences of our crippling Nature’s ability to sustain life?
We turned away from our unsustainable, consumer-driven society toward a current need for ensuring that our great-grandchildren’s generation will have the wherewithal to meet their basic needs around the year 2040. This urgent global quest for sustainability challenges people within every municipality and region to see and begin to create their world anew. Dwindling regional prosperity could be renewed by focusing in on our current needs for healthy, vibrant and productive communities. Sustainability’s greatest challenge however, is in re-establishing our place within Nature’s chaotic complexities.
The last two decades have witnessed the birth of new sciences intended to gain insights into the complex workings of ‘whole systems’. Over the course of history, sciences have evolved in isolation of each other. The emerging result is that we are losing sight of the interconnections that inextricably link them all into this concept we have always called ‘Nature’.
Unpredictable weather patterns of endless destructive storms, floods and droughts, raging forest fires, and landscape-altering earthquakes may just be Gaia’s attempts at ridding herself of our viral attacks upon her overall well-being. It is we who must begin to yield to Nature, as Nature will never yield to us. While we as a species have evolved to the point of creative thought, technological invention and great engineering prowess enabling us to fashion some forms of control over our surroundings, we have yet to discover the means to produce something out of nothing. The suggestion of settling on other planets, or harvesting natural resources from even the nearest of worlds, remains the reality of vivid imagination. Until such time that we succeed at realizing any one of these aspirations, we will still have to depend on increasingly scant resources that have taken Nature a galactic lifespan to generate.
Just one breath taken in over the course of an average lifetime endures in time far beyond that of humankind’s entire existence within a galactic lifespan. Within some extremely short timeline of that breath, industrialization has harvested and converted the vast majority of Nature’s resources into useless, even life threatening, waste. As we persist in recklessly designing and consuming products that challenge the very laws of Nature, we continue to limit the means of survival for each successive generation yet to be born. Will Nature afford us the time needed to restore her capabilities of sustaining life so that we might survive long enough to take in one last galactic breath? Discovering the secrets of complexity may well equal the challenge of proving the existence of God. By all accounts we may have left to us barely enough time to concentrate our efforts on adapting ourselves to Nature’s complexity. Viewed through historical prisms, we stand today at crossroads not unlike those which our ancestors faced. Beginning with the late nineteenth-century, the industrialization of horseless carriages altered the nature of life, work and travel. A hundred years later, over the course of the industrial age, life, work and travel have altered Nature herself. That brings back into perspective a restorative economy’s market potential for ensuring our survival within the 21st Century.
Barely has the international sustainability movement begun, and a most provocative realization is stimulating some rather intriguing, multifaceted solutions. People are beginning to ask, "What is it that needs to be sustained, given the social, economic and environmental threats to our communities, and residents?"
After assessing the life threatening results of the last industrial revolution, the Next Industrial Revolution’s leaders, are successfully enticing industrialists to embrace Nature’s mentorship. Toxic-free materials used in creating new products are currently being designed such that they will become either the quality raw materials for future products or will decompose into safe, healthy nutrients for Nature’s use. Wholistic building designs are awarded for their innate ability to integrate with, and even restore, their environments. And so, in the Next Industrial Revolution consumerism need not end but inherit complete respect for Nature, integrating smoothly with those complex ecosystems we need in order to perpetuate our species on this planet.
Nature is what seems to have set this planet apart from any others we know. Whether by divine intent or by some abnormal happenstance, life thrives within, upon and above our Earth’s surfaces. Species come, and species go. If we homo sapiens value our continued existence, we will admit to our needing Nature and re-establish our connections with her. That is what will lie at the heart of our arduous struggle to achieve sustainability.
Chapter 20.6 Global Administration
1. Effective national implementation of Earth Government law by Member Nations, which is essential for the proper functioning of Earth Government, shall be regarded as a matter of common interest.
2. Earth Government may support the efforts of Member Nations to improve their administrative capacity to implement Earth Government law. Such action may include facilitation of exchange of information and of civil servants as well as supporting training schemes. No Member Nation shall be obliged to avail itself of such support. Global laws shall establish the necessary measures to this end, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of Member Nations.
3. This Article shall be without prejudice to the obligations of the Member Nations to implement Earth Government law or to the prerogatives and duties of the Global Judiciary . It shall also be without prejudice to other provisions of the Constitution providing for administrative cooperation among Member Nations and between them and Earth Government.
Chapter 20.7 Celebration of Life Day
Article 1: Celebration of Life Day
On May 26, as part of the Peace Movement of the Global Community, the Human Family, global citizens were rejoicing with all Peoples of the world , and all life, for the annual Celebration of Life Day. Life is the most precious gift ever given by God to the universe and this event needs to be celebrated.
At the early stage of the formation of the Earth, and a while later, all the conditions for the formation of life were present, and life was created to better serve God. Life was made of matter and every particle of that matter had a Soul that merged with all the others. A Soul is a part of the Spirit of God, His consciousness, and is a living, loving presence, a Being. A Soul can merge with other Souls and become one Soul, and it can evolve as well. The first spark of life was the cause for the formation of a unique and independent Soul to better serve God. Throughout the different evolutionary stages of life on Earth, Souls have guided the step-by-step evolution of life and kept merging with one another to better serve God. They guided the evolutionary process in small, incremental ways over a period of several billion years. Many groupings of Souls became more complex than others as they were much brighter beings than other groupings, but all serve God in their own special way.
One unique and most wonderful grouping was the grouping that made the Human Soul. God loves the human Souls a lot because of their wonderful qualities. Over the past thousands of years, through their Souls human beings became conscious of God in many different ways. Religions of all kinds started to spread on Earth to adore God and pray. Different groupings of Souls affected human beings in different ways and Peoples today have different religious beliefs. God is like a river feeding plentifully and bountifully all lifeforms and plants. There are many pathways leading to the river. They are God's pathways. God loves diversity in Nature and in Souls. God loves good Souls from all religions.
Different religions have different ways to love, adore and pray to God. And God's Heaven exists. Heaven on Earth is different from God's Heaven. To be in Heaven with God will mean a Soul has left the matter of the universe forever to enter God's Heaven.
The Divine Will or Will of God is the most powerful force of the universe and is pure spiritual energy. The Will of God is for life to reach God, God’s Pure Light, in the best possible ways. Life is the building block through which Souls can have a meaningful relationship with God. By observing the Universe, the galaxies, we are observing and studying God. We are seeing His magnificence, His greatness, and His complex making. There is more to the Universe we observe today, that is, there is more to God, much more. God is self-existent, eternal and infinite in space and time. Follow God's Word. God's Plan was revealed to humanity a short while ago. The Divine Plan for humanity is:
a) for everyone to manage Earth responsibly, and
b) about to reach the stars and spread Life throughout the universe and thus help other Souls to evolve and serve God in the best possible ways.
Humanity’s higher purpose is to serve God by propagating life throughout the universe. Humanity will evolve spiritually to fulfill God's Plan. The human species has reached a point in its evolution where it knows its survival is being challenged. The human species knows through the Souls and now that all human Souls have merged together and formed the Soul of Humanity, we will find it easier to fight for our own survival. The Soul of Humanity does not make decisions for us and can only help us understand and guide us on the way. In the past, human beings have had some kind of symbiotical relationship (which is something common in Nature between lifeforms in an ecosystem) with the Souls, and now with the Soul of Humanity. We work together for both our survival and well-being. Cooperation and symbiosis between lifeforms (especially human beings) on Earth and between lifeforms and their Souls and the Soul of Humanity have become a necessity of life. We help one another, joint forces, and accomplish together what we cannot accomplish separately. Several billion years ago this symbiosis between matter and Souls resulted in the making of complex biochemical systems. Symbiosis has worked throughout the evolution of life on Earth and today, the Soul of Humanity has decided to be more active with humanity by purifying Souls. The Soul of Humanity shows us the way to better serve God.
The Soul of Humanity is helping to bring about the event of Peace in the world. Knowing that Earth is a spiritual entity as well as a physical entity in space and time in the universe we begin to have a better relationship with Earth and with all its living inhabitants. This way Earth management will become a spiritual and a natural process whereby each person is responsible and accountable for its management the best they can. Peace in the world and Earth management have for too long been in the hands of and affected by government and business leaders, in the hands of a few people on the planet, as opposed to being in the hands of all of us (6.157 billion people on Earth) working together to keep our planet healthy. We are the keepers of the Earth.
The Soul of Humanity will help us:
* resolve problems, concerns and issues peacefully;
We have the responsibility of managing Earth. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of life within Earth Community. When there is a need to find a solution to a problem or a concern, a sound solution would be to choose a measure or conduct an action, if possible, which causes reversible damage as oppose to a measure or an action causing an irreversible loss.
Life exists on millions of other planets in the universe and our species got to be who we are today through the evolutionary process. Other lifeforms in the universe may have evolved to be at least as advanced as our species. Their Souls may even be more complicated than ours. They may have merged a trillion times more than the human Souls. They may have evolved as well.
We the Peoples of the Global Community, the Human Family, are reaffirming faith in the fundamental human and Earth rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small. We the Peoples implies every individual on Earth, every community and every nation. Earth management is now a priority and a duty of every responsible person on Earth. The Global Community has taken action by calling the Divine Will into our lives and following its guidance. Divine Will is now a part of the Soul of Humanity to be used for the higher purpose of good and life's evolution. We will learn to serve humanity and radiate the Will of God to others.
As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. This requires a change of mind and heart, and calling Divine Will to come into our life to show us the way. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, globally, and within ourselves throughout life. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.
Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for an effective global governance based on global concepts and the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.
In order to build a sustainable global community, each individual, each local community, and national governments of the world must initiate their commitment to the Global Community.
Let our time be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life. Let our expanding consciousness blend with that of the Soul of Humanity.
Chapter 20.8 Earth flag7. Role of businesses, civic organizations, and environmental agencies
Article 1: A campaign to design the Earth flag
A campaign to design the Earth flag for the Global Community is going on right now and I call upon and encourage students from all over the planet to participate in the design of the Earth flag. It will be their first unified achievement. Children's education is also part of the theme for this global dialogue. There is a need to train the next generation in the skills of collaborating in the future management of global change, which will be vital to survival. Students of all levels (school, college, technical, university) are invited to participate in Earth Community projects. They are asked to produce any creative work of their vision of what the Global Community can accomplish ~ in the fields of zoology, biology, on history, on geography, on social and political sciences, on agriculture, energy, earth sciences, forestry, communications, wilderness, pollution, on the water supplies of the world, poverty, employment, social justice, human rights, universal values, global concepts, business and economy, availability of resources and so on.
Have you contacted a school or any other educational institution in your community to encourage participation? Have you let parents, students and teachers (instructors, professors, etc) know of the campaign?
Chapter 20.9 The ECO Award
Article 1: Criteria to obtain the ECO Award
Welcome to the official site of the ECO Award offered by the ECO Award Committee of the Earth Community Organization (ECO), the Global Community. Who is eligible for the ECO award?
Although the Criteria to obtain the ECO Award varies according to the categories, the basic requirement is the same for all candidates: only Global Community citizens can be nominated.
To be considered eligible for an award it is necessary to be nominated in writing by a person competent to make such a nomination. Then the candidate must go througth the process of obtaining the award, the selection process.
Article 2: Categories of the ECO Awards
The ECO Award is an international award given yearly for achievements in several categories.
Article 3: ECO Award in the business category
The ECO Award in the business category
The ECO Award in the business category was the very first award given in 2004 by the ECO Award Committee of the Global Community. It was the first award ever given by the Committee.
The ECO Award Committee has decided to award the ECO Award in the business category for 2004 to Germain Dufour, Global Community WebNet Ltd., for his contribution to:
* a sustainable Global Community development,
Chapter 20.10 Portal of the Global Community
Article 1: Portal of the Global Community
Portal of the Global Community
Earth Governance and Management
The information gateway empowering the movement for the protection of the
global life-support systems
Portal of the Global Community of North America
Portal Index: the Global Community Main Index Global Dialogue Earth Community Organization ( ECO ) Earth governance and management Global sustainability the Global Community overall picture Humanity's new vision of the world Links to conferences, projects, NGOs Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) The ECO Award Leaders Newsletters Press releases Letters Contact us Global Community institutions and bodies The Global Constitution Earth Government Main Index Interim Earth Government original website Global Constitution Main Index Earth Government organizational structure Second draft of the Global Constitution Global Governments Federation
The Ninth Global Meeting of the Interim Earth Government, August 20th, 2005
The original and best Global Community portal - with search engine, links to sites and news, press releases, letters, reports, action alert, educational and training programs, scientific evaluations, business assesments and support, workshops and global dialogues and more!
Chapter 20.11 Global Dialogue
Article 1: One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have to others
In this millennium, the affairs of humanity appear to be unfolding in more profound ways.
Cause and effect is more apparent and happening more quickly. Those of you who are educated and aware will find themselves urgently called upon to action for the good of all humanity.
Global link-ups are already happening at a fast rate.
Business leaders are much more sensitive to the greater, wider needs for their expertise and are already in the process of creating a new kind of civilization.
One of the most important factors in our lives is the inter-connection we have to others, to other countries. Through these connections you will be able to create changes for good on a global scale.
We must now all become linked to others in faraway places on a much deeper level if we are to work together to keep our planet healthy and productive and hospitable for all people and living things.
As your awareness of this global need deepens you will want to join with others to see that good changes happen.
Right now you can use your skills, your knowledge, your abilities, to realize how your strengths can help bring about the best kind of changes in the world by connecting with us in our aim to promote sustainable development on four major levels: the land, the richness of our land, our economic endeavours and the welfare of all our peoples.
We believe the world is at a turning point. We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who could survive alone and a People who does not need anyone else. We belong and depend to a much larger group, that of The Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and interrelationships with The Global Community.
This third millennium is a new challenge. New standards, goals and objectives have to be defined. Firm universal guidelines are essentials in keeping the world healthy. Already we notice new ways of thinking being embraced, new behaviors and attitudes adopted. Global ethics are required to do business and deal with one another to sustain Earth.
Indeed, we are becoming The Global Community made up of an infinite
number of small units and the Global Dialogue will bring us all together.
Every human being lives within "a Global Community." This is his (her) global private community. One imagines he is inside a glass bubble ~ everything he can see from this glass bubble is his own "global community." Wherever we go, we are inside "a Global Community." Everything, every living creature there, interacts one upon the other. Influences inter-weave and are responsible for causes and effects. We are worlds within worlds orbiting in and out of one another's space, having their being.
The key is personal responsibility.
Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility
for his community. This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the
Sound solutions to all our problems will have to be researched and developed and made available to everyone on the Internet. This is la raison d’être of the Global Community organization, the Earth Community Organization (ECO), the Human Family.
Sound solutions made available to all Global Communities should insure
a sound future for Earth. Exchange of creative solutions to the varied
community problems around the world will benefit us all on many levels
~ socially, economically and ecologically. We can all help to manage Earth this way. We invite you to participate
in the create positive actions to insure a sound future for Earth.
4. Active Research Projects
4.1 Transboundary Assessments
5. The Global Sustainable Development Project
5.1 Environmental Sustainable Development
6. Integrated Account Systems
in implementing the sustainable use of biodiversity.
8. Focus 2006
8.1 The Global Community Overall Picture
10. Collaboration with other organizations
12. Contact us
Chapter 20.13 Management of Earth resources
Article 1: The importance of good environmental governance
In this Chapter, the Global Community focuses on the importance of good environmental governance. We explore how global citizens, government managers, and business owners can foster better environmental decisions that meet the needs of both ecosystems and people with equity and balance.
Article 2: Environmental governance
The Global Community has previously defined what environmental governance means in everyday terms and how it relates to today's environmental trends and social conditions and assessed the state of environmental governance in nations around the world by conducting a systematic study of environmental governance indicators.
Better environmental governance is one of the most direct routes to reversing the world's environmental decline. Restoration of the planet, our home, requires everyone's cooperation.
Article 3: Better environmental governance is one of the most direct routes to fairer and more sustainable use of natural resources
Better environmental governance is one of the most direct routes to fairer and more sustainable use of natural resources. Decisions made with greater participation and greater knowledge of natural systems can help reverse the loss of forests, the decline of soil fertility, and the pollution of air and water that reflect our past failures.
Article 4: Consumerism
People consume goods and services for many reasons: to nourish, clothe, and shelter themselves. But we also consume as part of a community or social group.
Consumerism has made human development a time of opportunities for a healthy and good life, with adequate nutrition, employment, mobility, and education. Poverty is marked by a lack of consumption, and thus a lack of these opportunities. Bad consumption is the source of enormous wastes and can lead to serious pressure on ecosystems. Consumption harms ecosystems directly through overharvesting of animals or plants, mining of soil nutrients, or other forms of biological depletion.
We have destroyed many of our ecosystems through pollution and wastes from agriculture, industry, and energy use, and also through fragmentation by roads and other infrastructure that are part of the production and transportation networks that feed consumers.
Article 5: Food consumption
Consumption of grains, meat, fish, and wood have increased substantially in the last four decades and will continue to increase as the global economy expands and world population grows. Plausible projections of consumer demand in the next few decades suggest a marked escalation of impacts on ecosystems.
World cereal consumption has more than doubled in the last 35 years, and meat consumption has tripled since 1960. Some 40 percent of the world's grain crop is used to feed livestock raised for meat. A crucial factor in the rise in grain production has been the more than fourfold increase in fertilizer use since 1960. By 2020, demand for cereals is expected to increase nearly 40 percent, and meat demand will surge nearly 60 percent.
The global fish catch has grown more than sixfold since 1950 to 122 million metric tons in 1997. Three-fourths of the global catch is consumed directly by humans as fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fish and shellfish. The remaining 25 percent are reduced to fish meal and oil, which is used for both livestock feed and fish feed in aquaculture. Demand for fish for direct consumption is expected to grow some 25 percent by 2015.
Consumption levels in wealthy nations are very different than those in middle-income and low-income nations. On average, someone living in a developed nation consumes twice as much grain, twice as much fish, three times as much meat, nine times as much paper, and eleven times as much gasoline as someone living in a developing nation.
Consumers in high-income countries—about 18 percent of the world's population—accounted for 80 percent of the money spent on private consumption in 1997 — $15 trillion of the $18 trillion total. By contrast, purchases by consumers in low-income nations—the poorest 35 percent of the world's population—represented less than 2 percent of all private consumption. The money spent on private consumption worldwide (all goods and services consumed by individuals except real estate) nearly tripled between 1980 and 1997.
Article 6: Global wood consumption
Global wood consumption has increased 71 percent since 1961. More than half of the 4 billion cubic meters of wood consumed annually is burned for fuel; the rest is used in construction and for paper and a variety of other wood products. Demand for lumber and pulp is expected to rise between 20 and 50 percent by 2015. Forest plantations produce 26 percent of all lumber, pulp, and other industrial wood; old-growth and secondary-growth forests provide the rest.
The chief use of the world’s wood is not as building materials or paper, but as fuel. It is a pattern both ancient and modern, and one that is not likely to change in the next several decades. Today, hundreds of millions of people remain completely reliant upon wood for energy and can’t anticipate any rapid transition to other energy sources. In fact, woodfuels are the world’s most important form of nonfossil energy.
Of the 4.6 billion cubic meters (m³) of wood harvested in 1996, close to half—some 2.0 billion m³—are burned for cooking or to provide heat, or are used to make charcoal for later burning. Other wood products also end up being burned for fuel. Commercial wood residues—chips, sawdust, and even the "black liquor" that is a by-product of pulp and paper making—are often fuel sources for commercial energy plants and individuals. Energy plants may also burn used packaging, discarded construction lumber, and paper wastes. About 65 percent of all wood harvested is burned as fuel.
Low-income nations depend most heavily on wood for fuel. Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria account for about half the firewood and charcoal produced and consumed each year.
Wood is the most important of several biomass fuels that also include crop residues and animal dung. Biomass provides roughly 32 percent of the total energy supply in developing countries, and wood accounts for more than half of this—about 18 percent of the energy supply in the developing world. However, in many individual nations, dependence on wood is much higher. Nepal in Asia, and Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania in Sub-Saharan Africa, woodfuels provide 80 percent or more of total energy requirements.
In most industrial nations, wood energy contributes only about 6 percent of total energy supply. There are exceptions: wood energy accounts for more than 16 percent of total energy supply in Sweden and Finland, and 14 to 20 percent in some Central and East European countries.
Woodfuel consumption rose by nearly 82 percent between 1960 and 1999, slightly trailing world population growth of 94 percent over the period. The largest increases in woodfuel consumption were reported in Asia and Africa.
Demand for fuelwood and charcoal is driven primarily by growing numbers of rural poor, who depend on wood for their cooking and heating needs. Charcoal, often consumed in the form of briquettes, is also an important fuel among the urban poor, whose numbers are expanding rapidly. Charcoal is also an industrial energy source in some Latin American countries. The steel industry in Brazil, for example, depends heavily on charcoal.
Economic growth might be expected to reduce demand for wood and other biomass in coming years. The conventional view is that, as incomes rise, countries shift toward the use of commercial fuels, such as kerosene, natural gas, and other fossil fuels, and reduce their dependence on biomass. Yet trends to date suggest otherwise: it appears that, even with economic development, woodfuel use will not necessarily decline significantly.
In recent decades, economic growth in the developing world has indeed caused fossil fuel use to increase, and the relative share of energy consumption accounted for by biomass has declined. But the actual quantity of biomass consumed has continued to grow. Biomass consumption in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam grew by nearly 3 percent annually between 1983 and 1996, when these countries’ economies were growing strongly. In many developing countries, fossil fuels are simply added to the energy mix, not substituted for woodfuels.
Projections of global woodfuel consumption in 2015 range from 2.1 billion m³ (a decrease of 17 percent from 1998 levels) to 5.0 billion m³ (an increase of 140 percent).
Rising demand for fuelwood and charcoal is the cause of deforestation around many cities, towns, and roads. Anecdotal evidence exists of closed forests being affected, notably in India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Chapter 20.14 Education and training for global citizens
Article 1: Basic education for all Global Community citizens
Universal health care, education, retirement security and employment services to every Global Community citizen
Implemented through the Global Community with built-in mechanisms for optimum input and oversight guaranteed to all member-states, the Global Community offers a practicable starting point for achieving:
(a) a healthful, sustainable environment for every global community citizen,
This effort will lead over time to an escalation of human values and symbiotical relationships transcending money centered economics.
The Global Community has developed a program that takes into account personal, social and environmental aspects when helping people, in particular children and youth, to adapt to changing ecological, social, economical, political and other conditions. Environmental education provides a person with knowledge on and responsibility for the state of the environment, provides guidelines how to behave appropriately.
Environmental education and raising of environmental awareness are the main columns of a sustainable society. Environmental films stimulate the emotional perception of ecological problems and motivate people’s action according to their moral principles and hence inspire them to preserve the environment for future generations. And this is very important. If mankind wants to survive, it must take immediate action. Video film demonstrations promote keen emotional perception and understanding of the present ecological problems, encourage interesting discussions and, most important, the wish to solve problems.
Chapter 20.15 Employment for global citizens
Chapter 20.16 Cities: power, rights, responsibilities and accountabilities
Article 1: Cities: power, rights, responsibilities and accountabilities
The Global Community can contribute in evaluating options and strategies for adapting to climate change as it occurs, and in identifying human activities that are even now maladapted to climate. For example, identification of tree species that can grow well under current as well as projected future climates will help develop reforestation programs that are less vulnerable to both climate variability and change. Genetically improved species can be developed to replace the weakess species. Assessment of the role of agricultural subsidies and disaster relief programs in actually encouraging farmers to cultivate lands which are highly susceptible to droughts or floods can improve the adaptability of the agricultural sector. Alternatively, developing socio-economic activities that can thrive under anticipated climate changes can help realize some of the benefits of climate change. Collectively, such actions will help reduce human vulnerability to climate change, and hence raise the threshold at which such change becomes dangerous.
Article 2: Recommendations
We need to improve on our ability to:
* predict future anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. While demographic, technological and economic factors are in many respects inherently speculative, better observations and understanding of the processes by which human activities directly or indirectly contribute to emissions are clearly required. These in particular include emissions from deforestation and agricultural activities.
In an urban community site, air usually contains materials such as nitric oxide, sulfur oxide, carbon monoxide, aldehydes, dust and many others.
Article 3: Measuring indicators and indices
A city would have a department measuring indicators and indices in order to:
a) Provide a daily report to the public
Article 4: Recommendations to alleviate the effects of climate change in the world
The Global Community makes the following recommendations to alleviate the effects of climate change in the world:
* Introduction of appropriate sustainable agricultural system with balanced use of chemical fertilizers incorporated organic minerals and green manure's.Article 5: Government leadership
The Global Community proposes measures in the following areas to reduce GHG emissions.
Government leadership – set aggressive GHG reduction targets for provincial facilities and vehicle fleets, enforce standards for major building projects;
Chapter 20.17 Agriculture and needs of the Global Community
Article 1: World population
The Global Community has estimated the world population growth, and assessed future developments in world food production, demand, and consumption. The impacts of global warming on the growth in crop and livestock production, forestry and fisheries, the deceleration of the world population growth rate and the rise in food consumption will contribute to an increase in the demand for food and for food production. Poverty and poor food distribution will continue to limit access to food in many countries.
The potential agricultural benefits of genetic engineering were considered. Genetically engineered crops, livestock, and fish were included in this project.
The effects of the Global Community policies on the global population trends indicates a drastic slowdown in world population growth. The 2010 population level was obtained to be 7.6 billion. This recalibration in population level is due in part to changes in the world population growth rate, which has fallen from 2.1 percent per year in the later half of the 1960's to 1.3 percent in the late 1990's. This growth rate is predicted to continue dropping over the next three decades, reaching 0.8 percent by 2030. By 2050 the global population growth rate is expected to have dropped as low as 0.4 percent.
Concurrent with a decreasing population growth rate, individual food consumption rates (measured as Kcal/person/day) will continue to rise in developing countries. The percent of the world's undernourished has been dropping since the late 1960s. Projections of food consumption will continue to rise in developing countries over the next 30 years, moving from an average of 2626 kcal in the 1990s to 3000 kcal in 2015. The average daily consumption rate in developing countries is expected to exceed 3000 kcal by 2030.
By 2015, 22 percent of the world population will still live in countries with very low food consumption levels (under 2200 kcal). High rates of undernourishment will be most pronounced in sub-Saharan Africa.
Leading causes of continued problems in food availability:
a) global warming,
The Global Community believes that at the world level, there will not be sufficient agricultural production to meet increases in demand over the next thirty years. By 2030, climate change due to global warming will start having significant impacts on food prodution and crop production in developing countries is projected to be significantly less than in the 1990s.
The rate of annual growth in global crop production is expected to decrease over the next 30 years relative to those advances seen in the previous 30.
Sustainable food security at the individual, household, national, regional and global levels is a primordial huam right.The Global Community reaffirms the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food, consistent with the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger.
All Peoples of the Global Community pledge the political will and common commitment to achieving food security for all and to an ongoing effort to eradicate hunger in all countries, with an immediate view to reducing the number of undernourished people to half their present level no later than 2015.
It is not right that more than 800 million people throughout the world, and particularly in developing countries, do not have enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs. This situation is unacceptable. Constraints on access to food and continuing inadequacy of household and national incomes to purchase food, instability of supply and demand, as well as natural and man-made disasters, prevent basic food needs from being fulfilled. The problems of hunger and food insecurity have global dimensions and are likely to persist, and even increase dramatically in some regions, unless urgent, determined and concerted action is taken, given the anticipated increase in the world's population and the stress on natural resources.
The Global Community believes that a peaceful, stable and enabling political, social and economic environment is the essential foundation which will enable communities all over the world to give adequate priority to food security and poverty eradication. Democracy, promotion and protection of all human and Earth rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development, and the full and equal participation of men and women are essential for achieving sustainable food security for all.
Poverty is a major cause of food insecurity and sustainable progress in poverty eradication is critical to improve access to food. Conflict, terrorism, corruption and environmental degradation also contribute significantly to food insecurity. Increased food production, including staple food, must be undertaken. This should happen within the framework of world sustainable management of
A) natural resources,
The Global Community recognizes the fundamental contribution to food security by women, particularly in rural areas of developing countries, and the need to ensure equality between men and women. Revitalization of rural areas must also be a priority to enhance social stability and help redress the excessive rate of rural-urban migration confronting many countries.
The Global Community realizes how urgent it is of taking action now to fulfil our responsibility to achieve food security for present and future generations. Attaining food security is a complex task for which the primary responsibility rests with individual governments. They have to develop an enabling environment and have policies that ensure peace, as well as social, political and economic stability and equity and gender equality. The Global Community expresses our deep concern over the persistence of hunger which, on such a scale, constitutes a threat both to national societies and, through a variety of ways, to the stability of the Global Community itself.
Food should not be used as an instrument for political and economic pressure. The Global Community reinstates the importance of global cooperation and solidarity as well as the necessity of refraining from unilateral measures not in accordance with the international law and the Charter of the Global Community and that endanger food security.
* promote policies conducive to investment in human resource development, research and infrastructure for achieving food security;
Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. In this regard, concerted action at all levels is required. Each nation must adopt a strategy consistent with its resources and capacities to achieve its individual goals and, at the same time, cooperate regionally and globally in order to organize collective solutions to global issues of food security. In a world of increasingly interlinked institutions, societies and economies, coordinated efforts and shared responsibilities are essential.
Poverty eradication is essential to improve access to food. The vast majority of those who are undernourished, either cannot produce or cannot afford to buy enough food. They have inadequate access to means of production such as land, water, inputs, improved seeds and plants, appropriate technologies and farm credit. In addition, wars, civil strife, natural disasters, climate related ecological changes and environmental degradation have adversely affected millions of people. Although food assistance may be provided to ease their plight, it is not a long term solution to the underlying causes of food insecurity. It is important to maintain an adequate capacity in the international community to provide food aid, whenever it is required, in response to emergencies. Equitable access to stable food supplies should be ensured.
A peaceful and stable environment in every country is a fundamental condition for the attainment of sustainable food security. Governments are responsible for creating an enabling environment for private and group initiatives to devote their skills, efforts and resources, and in particular investment, towards the common goal of food for all. This should be undertaken with the cooperation and participation of all members of society. Farmers, fishers and foresters and other food producers and providers, have critical roles in achieving food security, and their full involvement and enablement are crucial for success.
Poverty, hunger and malnutrition are some of the principal causes of accelerated migration from rural to urban areas in developing countries. The largest population shift of all times is now under way. Unless these problems are addressed in an appropriate and timely fashion, the political, economic and social stability of many countries and regions may well be seriously affected, perhaps even compromising world peace. It is necessary to target those people and areas suffering most from hunger and malnutrition and identify causes and take remedial action to improve the situation. A more complete, user-friendly source of information at all levels would enable this.
Availability of enough food for all can be attained. The 6.5 billion people in the world today have, on average, 25 percent more food per person than the global population of 4 billion people had 20 years ago. Yet, further large increases in world food production, through the sustainable management of natural resources, are required to feed a growing population, and achieve improved diets. Increased production, including traditional crops and their products, in efficient combination with food imports, reserves, and international trade can strengthen food security and address regional disparities. Food aid is one of the many instruments which can help to promote food security. Long term investment in research and in cataloguing and conserving genetic resources, particularly at the national level, is essential. The link between sufficient food supplies and household food security must be ensured.
Harmful seasonal and inter-annual instability of food supplies can be reduced. Progress should include targeting on minimizing the vulnerability to, and impact of, climate fluctuations and pests and diseases. To effect timely transfers of supplies to deficit areas and the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, use should be made, in efficient combination, of climate early warning systems, transfer and utilization of appropriate agricultural,2 fishery and forestry technologies, production, and reliable trade, storage and financial mechanisms. Natural and man-made disasters can often be anticipated or even prevented, and response must be timely and effective and assist recovery.
Unless national governments and the international community address the multifaceted causes underlying food insecurity, the number of hungry and malnourished people will remain very high in developing countries, particularly in Africa south of the Sahara; and sustainable food security will not be achieved. This situation is unacceptable.The Global Community envisages an ongoing effort to eradicate hunger in all countries, with an immediate view to reducing the number of undernourished people to half their present level no later than 2015, and a mid-term review to ascertain whether it is possible to achieve this target by 2010.
The resources required for investment will be generated mostly from domestic private and public sources. The international community has a key role to play in supporting the adoption of appropriate national policies and, where necessary and appropriate, in providing technical and financial assistance to assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition in fostering food security.
Reaching sustainable world food security is part and parcel of achieving the social, economic, environmental and human development objectives agreed upon in recent international conferences.
Chapter 20.18 Preventive actions against polluters
Article 1: A crime against humanity and all life on Earth not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
Article 4: The Earth Court of Justice has listed America as the first nation to be prosecuted for a global environmental crime.
The Earth Court of Justice has listed America as the first nation to be prosecuted for a global environmental crime. Because the leader of the USA was responsible for not signing the Kyoto Protocol, President George W. Bush will be first to appear in Court. He is an evil man. In comparison, he makes Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein look like kids in the block. The splitting of America into separate independent states living at peace for the good of all would certainly be a better solution to all Americans and the world.
The reality here is that every American is on trial here. A large majority of the consumers in USA are also responsible for producing the deadly gas causing global warming, and they are all on trial. The same goes for every person on Earth producing the deadly gas. The gas is just as deadly as the gas that murdered millions of Jews during World War II. It is even more deadly as it is destroying the global life-support systems of all life on Earth. We are killing billions of human beings and countless life species. Americans have closed their conscience to the reality of life on Earth. Justice must prevail to stop the "killing fields". And therefore they are guilty as charge.
It is a crime against humanity and all life on Earth not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. It is a terrible crime against the global life-support systems, against the very existence of the next generations. On the Scale of Human and Earth Rights the crime is of maximum importance. There is no need to wait for the election of the Global Community to create the Earth Court of Justice. The Court can be formed now and incorporated to the Global Community.
Prosecuting criminals on the basis of universal jurisdiction regardless of a territorial or nationality nexus required a solid commitment of political will from national governments and the Global Community.
Once in effect, the Earth Court of Justice will become the principal judicial organ of the Global Community. The Court will have a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by national governments, local communities, and in some special cases by corporations, non-government-organizations and citizens, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized organs and agencies.
The Court will be composed of judges elected by the Elected Representatives Council and Earth Security Council. It may not include more than one judge of any nationality. The Members of the Court do not represent their governments but are independent magistrates. The judges must possess the qualifications required in their respective countries for appointment to the highest judicial offices, or by jurists of recognized competence in international law. The composition of the Court has also to reflect the main forms of civilization and the principal legal systems of the world.
Article 5: The Earth Court of Justice will hear cases involving many different types of crimes
The Earth Court of Justice will hear cases involving:
* nation states
The Earth Court of Justice will also rule on global problems and concerns such as the creation of a new nation in the
world, and disputing territories or land between nations.
* the Charter of the Global Community,
The Earth Court of Justice will handle environmental damage cause by the U.S. military action. The Global Community has classified the damage as a criminal liability for military personnel and/or their contractors. The war industry has become a liability to humanity.
The Global Community has broadened the traditional focus of the security of states to include both the security of people as well as that of the planet. Global security policies include:
* every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights
In the past, security was thought as better accomplished through military means. Expanding the military capabilities and forming alliances with other nations were the only way to 'win'. Today wars are unlikely to produce winners. The Global Community is all over the planet. Ethnic groups are everywhere. Some say there are more Italians in Montreal, Canada that there are in Italy. So we would fight our own people? Wars truly make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is no other right possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs. Wars are the biggest threat to life and the ecosystem of the planet.
So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Earth Government. Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat. Earth Government will emphasize as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of people within the Earth Government is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure. Earth Government is just as important as the security and life of citizens and states.
There are many threats to security other than the threats to the global life-support systems and threat caused by weapons of mass destruction and the threats to the sovereignty of a state, and they include:
* the proliferation of conventional small arms
Global security can only be achieved if it can be shared by all peoples and through global co-operation, based on principles as explained in the Charter of the Global Community such as justice, human dignity, and equity for all and for the good of all. All people and states are protected by the Global Community.
Chapter 20.19 The cattle and beef industry
Article 1: The cattle and beef industry
There are currently 1.5 billion cattle populating the earth. They take up nearly 27% of the land mass of the planet and consume enough grain to feed hundreds of millions of people. Their combined weight exceeds that of the human population of earth.
Beef is an inefficient way to deliver protein and energy to people. The world has reached a plateau where, with 27% of the world's land mass dedicated to beef industry and the human population and cattle population rising, something has to give.
The sad irony of the present situation is that while the poor nations of the world are starving their own populations to export beef, the beef buying rich are dying from the diseases of brought up by wealth (and our health care costs as a result are breaking the economy).
Overgrazing is a problem worldwide, and it isn't only a problem with cattle.
In the USA, the giant meat packers are using a new inspection system called the Streamlined Inspection System (SIS), which virtually eliminates the role of the federal meat inspector in the examination of beef destined for interstate and foreign (Canadian) markets. With this system, less than 1% of the carcasses are examined by federal inspectors, whereas they used to examine every animal that came down the line. In the interest of speeding up production, cutting costs, and improving profit margins, the American beef industry has seriously undermined the safety and health of the nation's slaughterhouses.
Beef is the most dangerous food for herbicide contamination and ranks third in insecticide contamination. Eighty percent of all herbicides in the U.S. are sprayed on corn and soybeans which are used primarily as feed for cattle and other livestock. When consumed by the animals, the pesticides accumulate in their bodies. The pesticides are then passed along to the consumer in the finished cuts of beef. Large feedlots have other sources of potential chemical contamination in beef including use of industrial sewage and oils in feedlot mixtures and aerial spraying of insecticides on feedlot cattle.
There are no sustainable alternative way to produce beef. Eat organic beef or better yet, don't eat it all. However, cattle as a subsidiary component of a grain or potato farm can contribute to the sustainability of farming through utilization of waste feeds and crop residues, and facilitates the growing of soil improving forages and cover crops.
Today's reality is that the planet is overcrowded with people and cattle. Peoples have been starved to support the beef addiction of a handful of wealthy nations. In Europe, the United States and Japan, this addiction has resulted in millions of deaths from heart attack, cancer and diabetes- the diseases of wealth.
The Global Community has to regulate its population by means that are voluntary and benign and has to take along with a fair proportion of other lifeforms. Proper Earth management will certainly be a necessary tool to achieve our goal. If not there will be a collapse of humanity and of the environment. From now on every global decision we do will have tremendous consequences on our future.
In general, populations of all lifeforms grow exponentially that is by a steady proportion of whatever was there before. When there is no practical limit on resource then populations usually grow maximally and the only limit is that of the reproductive capacity of the female animal. About 10,000 years ago, human beings were obliged to commit themselves more or less fully to agriculture and the human population was 5 to 10 million. By the time of Christ, after only 8,000 years of large-scale agriculture, the human population was 100 to 300 million. After this time, the exponential growth of the population entered its rapid phase. The billion mark was passed by 1800 A.D. By year 2000, the human population exceeded 6 billion. Thus agriculture allowed a thousand-fold increase in numbers over a period of 10,000 years.
We need to form a global ministry dealing only about agriculture and the protection of our soils. All nations will be part of the ministry. We have to design systems of food production that meet our own needs, and also leave room for these other lifeforms we want to take along with us. Western agriculture is designed in the end to maximize profit. As a primordial human right, the prime concern of the human species is to feed people. Therefore we have to do things differently. We will have to produce less livestock as we effectively double the population we need to feed: ourselves, plus the livestock that is supposed to be feeding us. We also have to apportion the land surface of the whole world more efficiently, using some for highhly intensive food production (which makes use of less land), some for extensive agriculture (combining food production with wildlife conservation) and designing some specifically as wilderness areas with global corridors between them. Hopefully this will help natives of British Columbia, Canada, to settle their land claims in their favor as they are the only people in Canada who can help protecting wildlife, at least for now. There should be a definite and specific clause in any agreement with the natives that it is what they will do with the land and not turn it into a huge industrial site as would the white man do.
Chapter 20.20 Earth environmental governance
Article 1: Earth environmental governance
The environmental movement now has encompasses global aspects under the umbrella of the Earth Ministry of the Environment. Earth Environmental Governance is the most importance and urgent challenge of the Global Community.
A healthy environment is essential to long term prosperity and well-being, and citizens in the Global Community demand a high level of ecological protection. This is the 'raison d'etre' of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.
In this way the Scale of Humand and Earth Rights gives us a 'sense of direction' for future planning and managing of the Earth. Earth management is now well defined and becomes a goal to achieve. We no longer waste energy and resources in things that are absolutely unimportant.
The Global Community found evident that the ecological base
is the essential prerequisite for the effectiveness and exercise of all
rights recognized for human beings. The stewardship of the ecological base
has to be given priority before the fulfilment of various economic and
social wishes. Demands resulting from the socio-economic system of a particular
country have to find their limits in the protection of the global ecosystem.
World energy demand can be largely fulfilled by renewable energy technologies. There is however a strong opposition to change arising
from the fossil fuel industry and from governments of most oil-producing nations and major fossil fuel users such as the United States and Britain.
World energy demand can be largely fulfilled by renewable energy technologies. There is however a strong opposition to change arising
from the fossil fuel industry and from governments of most oil-producing nations and major fossil fuel users such as the United States and Britain. Getting to know one another and ourselves as one humanity.
World energy demand can be largely fulfilled by renewable energy technologies. There is however a strong opposition to change arising
from the fossil fuel industry and from governments of most oil-producing nations and major fossil fuel users such as the United States and Britain.
World energy demand can be largely fulfilled by renewable energy technologies. There is however a strong opposition to change arising
from the fossil fuel industry and from governments of most oil-producing nations and major fossil fuel users such as the United States and Britain.
Getting to know one another and ourselves as one humanity.