Earth Community Organization (ECO)
Global Dialogue 2002 on Earth Management - all Peoples together theme Earth Government for Earth Community
Global Dialogue 2002 on
Earth Management - all Peoples together
Earth Government for Earth Community- A grassroots process -
August 17-22, 2002
Harbourfront Community Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Opinions, ideas, and recommendations presented in the articles and letters of the Newsletters as well as those from the research papers form a basis for discussion during the Global Dialogue. Participants will also bring their input for discussion.
Sessions are held at the physical site in Toronto and on the Internet. Sessions on the Internet follow the same format as per the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1 held August 2000.
The theme for the Global Dialogue Earth Management - all Peoples together is about:
i) Establishing a permanent global dialogue on measuring and assessing sustainable development, and on providing Earth management policy solutions to ensure a sound future for Earth; discussion roundtables and brainstorming exercises conducted on the Internet and at the physical site in Toronto will help in establishing this dialogue;
ii) Establishing the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) that will coordinate the assessment of local and global indicators along with other national and international organizations; establishing sustainable development accounting and valuation; make results available to governments, research institutions, NGOs, and to Earth Community on the Internet;
iii) Providing gross global indicators to Earth Community:
1. Gross Environmental Sustainable Development Index (GESDI);
iv) Establishing a benchmark for the 21st Century and a scale of values for assessment;
History will show that the end of the Cold War has sounded the beginning of the end of superpowers. September 11 has sounded the end of the last
attempt of the United States in ruling the world to its own image. There are no more superpowers in the world. Issues to be discussed or presented during the August 2002 Global Dialogue will of the kind related to issues on Earth Management: All papers and/or discussions must relate to the idea of finding a sound
balance amongst the interactions of the four quality systems: environment,
economic development, availability of resources and people aspects.
Issues to be discussed or presented during the August 2002 Global Dialogue will of the kind related to issues on Earth Management:
All papers and/or discussions must relate to the idea of finding a sound
balance amongst the interactions of the four quality systems: environment,
economic development, availability of resources and people aspects.
vii) Forming Earth
Government for Earth Community - a grassroots process. Establishing the foundation of Earth Government.
Sessions at the physical site in Toronto used the following format.
Saturday, August 17
9:30 am - 12:15 pm Registration
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Opening Ceremony
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Session A
9:30 am - 10:30 am Session B
9:30 am - 10:30 am Session F
9:30 am - 10:30 am Session J
9:30 am - 10:30 am ECO annual meeting
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Session N
Listing of articles and letters published in the Newsletters years 2000 to 2002
and listing of the research papers of global dialogue year 2002
Earth Community Organization (ECO)
December 2000 Newsletter
* Campaign to design the Earth flag * Universal Values, the Scale of Human Rights and Earth Management * The Interim Earth Government * Voting System in Earth Government * Religious beliefs, Peace in the world and Earth management * The Sociocratic Method of Decision Making
March 2001 Newsletter
* Earth flag proposals * Join the Ministries of the Interim Earth Government * The Earth Charter development phases * Letter to ECO members about Earth Charter * The Earth Charter first draft
* Building a charter for the Earth Community * We the Peoples * A People's Participation Movement * Science, Technology, Engineering, and Earth Management * Consumer Rights and Human Rights * Primordial Human Rights and Earth Management * Earth Charter and Earth Management * The Soul of the New Age * The Corporate Sector and Earth Management: don't let the fox guard the chicken coop * Water Security and Development * The Summit of the Americas, the FTAA and Earth Management
May 2001 Newsletter
* The aspirations of the people of the Americas and Caribbean in the New Age * The Peoples Revolution of the New Age * Charter of the Earth Community
July 2001 Newsletter
* Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations * Letter to the people of the Middle East * For the children of the world: letters from Galina Gutina * Earth Environmental Governance * The Democratic Voting System for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) * Earth Governance vs the United Nations * Revolution and Evolution * The Climate Change Ministry of Earth Government
* Leadership and the humble citizen * The New Age Revelations, by God * God's Plan for Humanity * Freshwater and clean air as human rights * The Earth Ministry of Energy for the people
September 2001 Newsletter
* The Soul of Humanity's Message * Reply letter to President Sadam Hussein * More New Age Revelations, by God
October 2001 Newsletter
* Letter to the American People * Letter to the People of Afghanistan
* Letter to the United Nations and NATO * Letter to Osama bin Laden
* The Peoples Revolution of the New Age and Evolution
* Western civilization clashes with Islamic civilization
* Leadership for the Human Family: Reflective Human Action for a Culture of Peace * To Give in To the Protesters Would be to Turn Democracy on its Head * Reform the WTO! - But where are the Ideas * Beleaguered on the Shores of Lac Léman: the WTO Invites the Activists to Tea * Islam and environmental conservation * Wetland and water pollution management in Bangladesh
November 2001 Newsletter
* The Soul of Humanity's Message * Letter to the children and women of Afghanistan * Declaration of Peace of the Earth Community * The New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government * To build social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules * Trade and the Way of Life of the West to include ethical and moral values, responsibility and accountability in all situations and places * The Middle East and Afghanistan saga: moral accountability of the West, and the clash of the Love-Hate relationship between America and the Islamic Civilization * A global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations * The Peace Movement of the Earth Community * A transition from global competition to global co-operation which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and
environmental objectives * Religion and Earth Management * Globalization and planetary trading blocks serving the Earth Community
* No more wars means shelving the war industry, the modern evil * A method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty and to meet environmental and social standards
December 2001 Newsletter
* Letter to the Jews of Israel * The New Age Civilization: all Peoples together, the Human Family, the Soul of Humanity, the Earth Community, the Global Community, Global Economic Cooperation, Global Governance, Earth Governance, Earth Environmental Governance, and the Earth Government (Part 2) * Peace Movement of the Earth Community (Part 2) * Moral responsibility and accountability of the West and European nations toward the Middle East and Afghanistan
(Part 2) * The good and the bad reputation given to free trade and globalization * Sustainable Development for the New Age Civilization:
1) The Glass Bubble concept of 'a Global Community', the Global Community, the Human Family, the Earth Community.
2) The definition of 'Sustainable Development' with the idea that free trade and the planetary trading blocks are serving the Human Family, and not the other way around for the benefits of a few people.
3) Universal Values, Global Governance, Earth Environmental Governance 4)The Scale of Human Rights.
* God's pathways * Embargo on all US, Russian and European Union nations mass destruction chemicals, nuclear war heads, weapons, war products and war equipment * Forever darkness for the Souls related to the war industry, the business of conflicts and wars
March 2002 Newsletter
* Letter to Hague Appeal for Peace Nobel Peace Prize of 2002: objection to the nominations of President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair * Sponsors and donations needed for the August 2002 Global Dialogue * Final Program of the August 2002 Global Dialogue on Earth Management - all Peoples together * Positive actions you have accomplished in sustaining Earth, our home * ISSUES on Earth Management * Establishing fundamental aspects and criteria of the New Age Civilization * Global co-operation, the new way of doing business in the New Age Civilization * The Earth Court of Justice * Restoration of the planet, our home , by Roger Doudna * The Scale of Earth Rights
* Sustainable Development for the New Age Civilization, its impact on Earth Management * Nexus, the Breakaway Society, by Michael Breton
* History in making: the end of superpowers, the birth of the New Age Civilization, the age of global co-operation
April 2002 Newsletter
* Earth Day is April 22 * Corporate Social Responsibility: strategies to unlock hidden shareholder value * Evolution, Creation, Intelligent Design, and now, the Guiding Souls to serve God * The Scale of Human and Earth Rights * Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction * The WTO, the FTAA, the planetary trading blocks, and the USA-Canada softwood industry economic war * Global Warming: the Earth Ministry of the Environment
May 2002 Newsletter
* Election of the new ECO Executive * Celebration of Life Day is May 26 * Schedule and workshop sessions to be held at the site in Toronto are ready * Reforming the United Nations * The New Age Civilization, the age of global cooperation and symbiotical relationships * The Earth Court of Justice has listed America as the first nation to be prosecuted for a global environmental crime against humanity, all Life * Native rights in the province of British Columbia are classified as ecological and primordial human and Earth rights and therefore supersede in importance the rights of the greatest number of people of the province * Air and water are fundamental human and Earth rights * Replacing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights has become a necessity of life * The creation of Israel by the United Nations was illegal and arbitrary * Humanity's higher purpose * Leadership of a nation and religion * Eradication of poverty around the world
June 2002 Newsletters* Canada will host the 28th Summit of the G8 in Kananaskis, Alberta, in June 2002 * Johannesburg 2002: The World Summit on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio + 10, will be held in September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa to assess global change since the historic UNCED of 1992. * 30th International Conference on Social Welfare- Rotterdam- The Netherlands-24-28/6/02 * European & EU environmental foreign policy: call for paper proposals * A new brochure, "In Brief--The U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory", U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Atmospheric Programs * Our global dialogue on Earth Management - all Peoples together starts August 1st on Internet and August 17th at the physical site in Toronto: be there * Letter to the peoples of India and Pakistan concerning the disputed territory of Kashmir * Letter to the peoples of America and Russia concerning the mines and the people of Afghanistan * Democracy of the New Age Civilization will blossom out of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights * The Earth Resources Ministry: assessing, compiling, managing and protecting Earth resources, and the Earth Court of Justice prosecuting cases involving crimes related to the relentless misused of the Earth resources * Is humanity as we know it today on Earth our final destination? * On May 26, the Celebration of Life Day was a success * The G8 Summit in Kananaskis without global warming on the Agenda? * Posters of the new Global Dialogue on Earth Management - all Peoples together * The Scale of Human and Earth Rights wording * The Earth Court of Justice * The Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) of the New Age Civilization * Global Ministries are world wide organizations just like the WTO for trade and therefore should have the same power to rule on cases as that of the WTO
July 2002 Newsletters* Letter to the participants of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development * Letter to the peoples of Kashmir, India and Pakistan: you are are invited to participate in the global dialogue about the disputed territory of Kashmir by settling the disputed land through the process of the Earth Court of Justice. * Letter to the Palestinians and Jews of Israel: you are invited to participate in the global dialogue to create sustainable communities and a permanent peace movement in the land through the process of the Earth Court of Justice. * Letter to the Natives of British Columbia: you are invited to participate in the global dialogue by letting the Earth Court of Justice to decide on how Native rights in the province of British Columbia are classified as ecological and primordial human and Earth rights and therefore supersede in importance the rights of the greatest number of people of the province. Articles * Governance of the Earth in the true colour of the purple * The Earth Community Organization is asking the nations of the world not repay their debt to the IMF and World Bank as the debt is considered a global tax to be paid by the rich nations of the world to the poorer ones. * On the creation of a new nation through the process of the Earth Court of Justice * Settling of disputes between nations through the process of the Earth Court of Justice * The new religion makes it possible to all religions to coexist in harmony * The immediate formation of the Earth Ministry of Health * Symbiotical relationships of the 3rd millennium
Opinions, ideas and recommendations from coming Newsletters will also formed a basis for discussion during the Global Dialogue.
Listing of the research papers.
Gay Raj Acharya and Masahiko Tomita. United Graduate School of Agric. Science, Tokyo Univ. of Agri. and Tech., Utsunomiya University, Japan.Paper: Towards a consensus on concepts of agricultural sustainability. Although sustainability has become one of the major issues in agriculture since its inception in the World Common Future, it is yet to prove its viability to replace current modern fossil fuel intensive agriculture. To become sustainability agriculture a forefront national development policy issue, a consensus among its stakeholder on its definition/concept is a foremost necessity.
SUSAKI Ayato, Mitsubishi Research Institute and ASUKA-ZHANG Shouchuan(Jusen), Tohoku University, Associate Professor, The Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Japan. Paper: The Impact of Carbon Credits on Financial Viability of the AIJ/JI/CDM Projects. To examine the potential impact of carbon credit revenues on the attractiveness of projects, we conducted a financial assessment of thirty-five energy projects and one forestry project that have been supported with the AIJ/JI/CDM feasibility study subsidy schemes by the Japanese Government.
Joy Hyvarinen and David Baldock. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), London, UK
Paper tilte: THE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS, AGRICULTURE AND THE EU
The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of issues related to climate change, agriculture and the EU and to consider related developments in the international climate negotiations. The paper focuses on carbon sequestration.
Mr. Bekkerov Peter, President of the Union of Itelmen Families, the most ancient people in Kamchatka, Russia, and Victoria Churikova, manager. Paper: The close relationship between community and land. The southern border of Itelmen’s settling is Lopatka cape, which is the most southern edge of the peninsula, the northern border is the river Tigil, The Itelmen settlements were situated along the rivers, especially along the main river Kamchatka, Avacha river and along the Avacha bay. At the end of 17th – beginning of the 18th century, when the first Russian settlers had appeared in the middle part of Kamchatka, the aboriginal were in the stage of community ( primitive) relations.
Pedro Berliner, Chairperson, Wyler department of Dryland Agriculture, and J. Blaustein, Institute for Desert Research, ben Gurion University of the negev, Israel. Paper: Afforestation in arid zones, marginal water use, water management in arid zones. Indiscriminate felling of trees is one of the major causes for the desertification of semi-arid regions. It is however possible to use available (usually marginal) water resources to plant trees and manage the forests for long term sustainability.
Michael Breton, Rockwood, Ontario. Paper title: Nexus, the Breakaway Society. Article found in March 2002 Newsletter. We now know that our current worldview is based on a certain set of beliefs and assumptions that if allowed to continue will prove to be fatal. We know where this belief system came from and how it was allowed to develop. We know that attempts to modify this system have always proved ineffectual and will continue to present the same pattern of stubborn resistance to change.
John M. Bunzl – Founder and Director. International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO), London, UK. See three articles published in October 2001 Newsletter.
To Give in To the Protesters Would be to Turn Democracy on its Head
Reform the WTO! - But where are the Ideas?
Beleaguered on the Shores of Lac Léman: the WTO Invites the Activists to Tea
Today we live in a global and largely borderless economy where capital and transnational corporations freely move wherever profits are highest, costs lowest and where governments live in fear of the ‘reaction’ of global markets. No government can now impose higher taxes or regulations on corporations for fear of them moving employment elsewhere. Similarly, governments seeking to impose protective environmental or labour legislation
would be seen by global financial markets as ‘uncompetitive’, prompting instant punishment through devaluation, capital flight, inflation and unemployment.
Ameer H. Chowdhury, Executive Secretary, Institute for Environment and Development Studies-IEDS
Friends of the Earth Bangladesh. The Institute for Environment and Development Studies (IEDS) is an organization committed to the preservation, restoration & rational use of the environment. Presently, IEDS is monitoring the developments and making possible contributions in global climate change negotiations while participating the Rio + 10 campaign process and coordinating the Rio + 10 and Forestry related Asia-Pacific region's Friends of the Earth work.
Roger Doudna, Findhorn Foundation, Scotland. Restore the Earth: The Priority Item on the Agenda of World Affairs. See Article found in March 2002 Newsletter.
We are in imminent danger of irreversibly destroying the life support systems upon which the human race crucially depends for its economic well-being, and ultimately its survival. It is no longer enough to stop the current destruction of the world's ecosystems - we need to embark on a major programme of ecological restoration, to help heal the wounds which we have already inflicted on the planet.
David Driesen, Associate Professor, Syracuse University College of Law, NY . Presents the idea of creating laws authorizing direct transnational and perhaps international lawsuits against polluters contributing to transboundary harms, following a human rights model. This idea addresses a concern I have about the slow cumbersome process of international political consensus for each new environmental issue. Bush's repudiation of the Kyoto Protocol highlights doubts about whether this method is adequate, especially when the problems created are irreversible.
Germain Dufour, President of the Earth Community Organization. See Newsletters: all letters and articles without a name shown as the author. See also the Interim Earth Government website for proposed government model.
Dr. Galina Gutina, Moscow, Russia. A) For the children of the world: Ecological Problems Through Children’s Eyes. Miniatures for Theatrical Performances. B) Earth Flag proposal from Galina Gutina
Ms. Terry Harnwell. The African not-for-profit conservation portal.
Alanna Hartzok, Hector Sandler, Rashmi Mayur, Tatiana Roskoshnaya. Paper title: A Model of Resource Rents for Public Investment and Citizen Dividends. Wars are often fought over the ownership and control of land and natural resources. Inequitable ownership and wasteful, unsustainable use of the earthąs resources are root causes of both the unjust wealth gap between the rich and the poor and the depletion and collapse of our natural resource base. This paper presents an analysis of fundamental issues regarding natural resource and territorial claims and urges the establishment of a Global Resource Agency to collect and distribute transnational resource rents. Paper title: A Green Tax Shift Policy Approach To Financing Local-To-Global Public Goods. There is a troublesome and painful contradiction in the lives of many of us who are working for peace, justice, poverty eradication, debt cancellation and sustainable development. While our hearts and minds focus on building a better world for everyone, each day we hand over fistfuls of dollars to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous, dirty and polluting technologies, and subsidize huge conglomerates which concentrate the wealth of the world in the control of the few.
Reinhard K. Henning, Consultant on Integrated Rural Development,Germany. The Jatropha System creates a positive correlation between energy/raw material production and erosion control/food production., i. e. the more energy/raw material (oil) is produced by Jatropha hedges, the more food crops are protected from animals and erosion. Also additional income is generated, mainly for women.
Marielle Jansen, Social engineer, Sociocratic Centre of Australia. Building a charter for the Earth Community Organization. March 2001 Article.
Writing about charter building is not an easy matter. How could any person claim to have the wisdom to know what is right (and / or wrong) as a guideline and focal point for aspiration? Writing about charter building for the ECO is even more difficult, because this organization has invoked the Divine Will as a guiding principle. When we think of the Earth’s different religions and the wars that are still wreaking havoc in the wake of religious debate, how could anyone claim to have the authority and wisdom to write about the Divine Will?
Netra Kaphle, Director, ECDO, Kathmandu, Nepal. Environment and Community Development Organization (ECDO) is a non-government, non-profit making volunteer organization formed by a group of committed, interested and experienced people who have already worked in the field of environmental awareness, bio- diversity conservation, women empowerment, Child Right and community development programs and who worked in the field of development and environmental conservation.
David Keane. A People's Participation Movement: Developing National Civil Representation. March 2001 Article. Human consciousness collectively, presently identifies with lesser groupings such as nations, religions, or ethnic groupings. Such separative identifications provide the seeds for enormous conflict and suffering in today's world. The nation-state evolved from the Middle Ages feudal kingdom whose primary role of government was military defence and warfare. Though today, once every few years we choose our authority figures through elections, the feudal relationship of community submission to an impersonal authority patronisingly making decisions behind closed doors, remains essentially the same. It is possible however for a new type of participatory democracy to emerge, that will transform nationalism into a living, vital and spiritual entity that contributes to the general good of the community of nations and not as a means of self-glorification. For such a transformation to happen, it will be vital that people gain the right to participate directly in the processes of government, and particularly in those decisions that affect their lives.
Dr. Erhun KULA, Senior Lecturer, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
See article published in our October 2001 Newsletter. titled: Islam and environmental conservation. Protection of the environment for present and future generations is one of the greatest moral responsibilities for the humankind. This paper looks at the importance of the nvironment in the main sources of Islamic instruction, namely the Koran and Prophet's Hadiths (teachings). These texts turn out to be on the side of conservation, the emphasis being on respect for creation, the protection of the natural order and avoidance of all wasteful activities which may cause injury to the environment. These positions are contrasted with the views expressed by political Islam, which has become influential in a large part of the Muslin world and rejects the conservation measures advocated by Western writers. Also Paper: FLAWED ECONOMICS OF NUCLEAR POWER. One of the most worrying aspects of nuclear age is the safe disposal of highly toxic wastes. The quantity of nuclear wastes in temporary storage is increasing rapidly throughout the world. This paper looks at the economic viability of nuclear power with a view to illustrate that in its justification the books were cooked in a number of ways.
Andrea Luger-Hoefling, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung , WIFO. We are part of the nature, when we kill the nature we kill ourselves, the environment, that nourrishes us. Not technology nor exploitatin is our future but living in harmony , with everybody and everything - in harmony with God as creatures are part of him and divine.
Dr. Sue L.T. McGregor, Professor, Department of Education, Coordinator Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax ,NS, Canada. Consumer Rights and Human Rights. March 2001 Article.
As Minister of Family and Human Development, I am concerned with all aspects of family and individual well-being, security and quality of life and the factors that affect their ability to fulfil their basic functions as a social institution: socialization; procreation; consumption and production; social control; love, nurturance and moral; and, maintenance of the household and daily lives. This article will focus on their UN recognized rights within their consumption role and how these rights impact the human rights of global citizens. This article is based on the premise that people are part of a global, human family which engages in a consuming role in a capitalist society. Since capitalism cannot survive without continuous consumption, consumption has been deified in our consumer society. If we accept that we live in a human family, we have to be concerned with the human relationships that emerge during family functions, especially the function of production and consumption. The basic argument of this discussion is that people need to change their approach so that they put people, relationships and sustainability first, and profits, wealth, growth and progress second or, at the least, strike a better balance between the two polarities. When this change happens, the goals of social equity and ecological soundness will become integral with economic efficiency and consumers will see themselves in relation to other people and the environment.
Leadership for the Human Family: Reflective Human Action for a Culture of Peace. October 2001 Newsletter.This monograph strives to illustrate how pre-service and in-service professional socialization can be augmented with a peace perspective such that leaders are socialized to see themselves as global citizens prepared to shape the future of humanity via RHA leadership strategies. (http://www.kon.org/peace.html).
Dr. Khatam Murtazaev, Khujand State University, Republic of Tajikistan. Paper titles: 1. Herbal Medicine of Kidney Stone Disease by Kh. Murtazaev, A. Murtazaev . 2. Influence of Radiation and Environment on Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Film by S. Karimov, Kh. Murtazaev 3. Radiation and Cancer Diseases by Kh. Murtazaev, A. Abdivaliev . 4. Sandali throughout Time and Space by Kh. Murtazaev, S. Olov . 5. Man’s Satellites and Victims of Civilization by Kh. Murtazaev, A. Murtazaev.
Professor Yunusov M. Muzafar, A Real Member of Engineering Academy of Tajikistan, Doctor of Chemical Sciences. Paper title: Spreading of heavy and toxic metals on Sogdiyskaya region area, by M.M.Yunusov, N.I.Bezzubov, Z.A.Razikov, B.G.Faizulloev. Paper title: Appropriateness of spreading of the artificial radionuclides in the Nothern Tajikistan, by M.M.Yunusov, N.I.Bezzubov, V.V.Perelyaev, Z.A.Razikov, B.G.Faizulloev. Paper title: The method of dialysis extraction of metals for the solution of ecological problems, by M.M.Yunusov, Z.A.Razikov, N.I.Bezzubov, V.V.Perelyaev, B.G.Faizulloev. Paper title: Radiation situation in Sogdiyskaya region, by M.M.Yunusov, Z.A.Razikov, N.I.Bezzubov, V.V.Perelyaev, B.G.Faizulloev. Paper title: APPLIED PACKAGE PROGRAM "ECOLOGY OF UNDERGROUND WATER", by Yunusov M.M., Koptelov V.P., Razikov Z.A., Koptelov A.V.
James Mwami, Water Engineer, Minister of Water Resources Protection, Interim Earth Government, Uganda. Paper title: Water Security and Development. In Uganda there exist different levels of development as you move from one region to another. The way of life also differ quite significantly. This led to all sorts of allegations leading to this, ranging from political influence to varying abilities (other people are assumed to be more hard working than others). But if one took a closer analysis, one of the leading factors which may have led to this, is water security, The regions which lag behind most of the other are those ones with annual rainfall totals in range of 600-800mm. In Uganda we have areas with annual rainfall total up to the range of 1500-1800mm. The dry areas have in most cases resorted to a nomadic way of life, therefore with not permanent homes and the idea of developing their places of land and their environment not being there at all on their agenda.
John Pozzi, Global Resource Bank. In a world of abundant natural capital, high technology and the Internet there is no justification for poverty and the destruction of ecosystems. The solution to this dilemma is to replace private bank notes that measure the value of manmade products with public money that measures the value of ecosystem products.
Md. Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, Environment and Agricultural Development Studies Centre, Bangladesh. Wetland and water pollution management in Bangladesh. See October 2001 Article found in Newsletter.The country is facing tremendous degradation of wetland ecosystem and water pollution due to rapid increasing population, i.e., about 124 million with the highest population density is about 800 per square kilometre and growing at a rate of 2.17 per cent. More than 95 percent of urban sewage is discharging directly into surface water or river without any treatment and thereby water pollution by bacteria, virus, parasites or other serious water born diseases thus threatening aquatic life as well as human beings. On the other hand water pollution occurring due to rapid industrialisation particularly in the sectors of leather, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals, petrochemical refineries, iron and steel plants, wood pulp and paper processing, fertiliser, insecticides, synthetic organic compounds etc.
FARHANG SEFIDVASH, COORDINATOR OF RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
BRAZIL. Paper title: UNITY OF MANKIND, UNITY IN DIVERSITY, THE WORLD IS BUT ONE COUNTRY AND MANKIND ITS CITIZENS.
Anatoliy A. Shiyan, Head, Institute for Social Technologies, Ukraine. Paper title: Task of the man - to control a Nature: the classification of methods of management of a Nature is a typology of personality. The natural systems, as a rule, are formed on a background of the certain flows of energy and/or mass. These self-organized systems arise and destroy again, - even when external conditions (flows of energy and/or mass) remain constant. The self-organization is described by the nonlinear equations, and consequently "nonlinear thinking" penetrates into all areas of a science more deeply.
Dr. Brian R. Shmaefsky, Professor of Biology & Environmental Sciences, USA. Global approaches for monitoring and reducing environmental toxins having long-tern wildlife and public health impacts. Much of this can be done through the development of sustainable production methods and products with a sustainable life cycle.
Igor G. Ivanov and Professor Alexander Skalon, Siberia, Russia. Paper title: Nature Management and Sustainable Development. Paper title: MARKET REFORM AND THE CHOICE OF NATURE MANAGEMENT REGIONAL STRATEGY . To our mind nowadays the most important aspects of influence of market reform, occurring in Russia, on regional policy and nature management strategy are being discussed. On several problems characteristic for Southern Siberia and Altai Territory we are able to show that the idea of the market (private property on resources, freedom of trade and competition in conditions of limited resources and decreasing ecological quality of the environment) does not contradict the idea of effective and ecologically eligible development.
Ros Wade, Programme Director, South Bank University. Globalisation and Education for Sustainability.
Dr. ZhongXiang Zhang, Department of Economics and Public Finance, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Paper title: Meeting the Kyoto Targets: The Importance of Developing Country Participation (the market of tradable permits from no emissions trading to full global trading). This paper investigates the implications of progressively broadening the scope of the market of tradable permits from no emissions trading to full global trading. We start with the no emissions trading case where each country must individually meet its Kyoto targets. Next, we consider a case where trading of emissions permits is limited to countries only. We then expand the scope of the market to include all the countries but China. Finally, to investigate the role China plays in bringing down countries' compliance costs, we further broaden the market to include China into full global trading. Our results clearly demonstrate that the gain of the OECD as a whole increases as the market expands, that developing countries themselves benefit from such an expansion too because it not only provides them for additional financial resources, but also helps to cut their baseline carbon emissions by a big margin. By contrast, the former Soviet Union tends to become worse off as the market expands. The potential conflict of interest between the former Soviet Union and developing countries underlines the importance of establishing clear rules of procedure about admitting new entrants before emissions trading begins.