Sustainable




Rights of Mother Earth: LINK ¤ RIGTHS MOTHER EARTH

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  • "the recognition and honoring that nature has rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the recognition that our ecosystems - including trees, oceans, animals, mountains"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "just as human beings do"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "have the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate their vital cycles"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rights of nature is about balancing what is good for human beings"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "against what is good for other species"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "what is good for the planet as a world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and we - the people - have the legal authority and responsibility"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to enforce these rights on behalf of ecosystems"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth: LINK ¤ RIGTHS MOTHER EARTH

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  • "we, the peoples of Earth"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "gratefully acknowledging that Mother Earth gives us life, nourishes and teaches us and provides us with all that we need to live well"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "recognizing that Mother Earth is an indivisible community of diverse and interdependent beings with whom we share a common destiny and to whom we must relate in ways that benefit Mother Earth"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "convinced that the fundamental freedoms and rights of Mother Earth and of all beings should be protected by the rule of law"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and that the corresponding duties of human beings to respect and defend these rights and freedoms should be enforced by law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "proclaim this "Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- fundamental rights of Mother Earth -

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  • "Mother Earth has the right to exist"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to persist and to continue the vital cycles, structures, functions and processes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that sustain all beings"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- fundamental rights and freedoms of all beings -

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every being has:

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  • "the right to exist"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to habitat or a place to be"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to participate in accordance with its nature in the ever-renewing processes of Mother Earth"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to maintain its identity and integrity as a distinct, self-regulating being"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to be free from pollution"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "genetic contamination and human modifications of its structure or functioning that threaten its integrity or healthy functioning"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the freedom to relate to other beings and to participate in communities of beings in accordance with its nature"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "every animal has the right to live free from torture, cruel treatment or punishment by human beings"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "no human being has the right to confine another animal or to remove it from its habitat unless doing so is justifiable with reference to the respective rights, duties and freedoms"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "any human being that confines or keeps another animal must ensure that it is free to express normal patterns of behavior"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "has adequate nourishment and is protected from injury, disease, suffering and unreasonable fear, pain, distress or discomfort"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- protection of the law -

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every being has:

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  • "the right to be recognised everywhere as a subject before the law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to the protection of the law and to an effective remedy in respect of human violations or attacks on the rights and freedoms recognized in this Declaration"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the right to equal protection of the law"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the right to equal protection against any discrimination by humans in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Prosperity without Growth
- Sustainable Development Commission:
LINK ¤ SD COMMISSION

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  • "in the last quarter of a century the global economy has doubled"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while an estimated 60% of the world’s ecosystems have been degraded"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "global carbon emissions have risen by 40% since 1990 (the Kyoto Protocol "base year")"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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building a sustainable macro-economy:

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  • "the time is now ripe to develop a new macro-economics for sustainability"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that does not rely for its stability on relentless growth and expanding material throughput"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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protecting capabilities for flourishing:

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  • "a lasting prosperity can only be achieved by freeing people from this damaging dynamic"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and providing creative opportunities for people to flourish"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "within the ecological limits of the planet"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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respecting ecological limits:

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  • "there is an urgent need to establish clear resource and environmental limits"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on economic activity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxfam International: LINK ¤ OXFAM

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  • "for a just world without poverty"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we help to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty"

 

 

 

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  • "we are part of a global movement for change, empowering people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty"

 

 

 

 

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  • "we challenge the structural causes of the injustice of poverty, and work with allies and partners locally and globally"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Global Justice Now: LINK ¤ GLOBAL JUSTICE NOW

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  • "a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful"

 

 

 

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  • "and create a more just and equal world"

 

 

 

 

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  • "financial markets, one-sided trade agreements, and privatisation all take control out of the hands of the ordinary people, especially the poorest"

 

 

 

 

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  • "we campaign, produce research, make policy demands and take action to expose and confront this corporate takeover"

 

 

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  • "we work with others in a global movement to build alternatives which put people before profit"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a better world is possible"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a world where our resources and decisions about how they’re used lie in the hands of the many, not the few"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CADTM - Committee for the Abolition of Third World Dept: LINK ¤ CADTM

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  • "for the setting up of a development funds that would be democratically controlled by local populations"

 

 

 

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  • "and financed through the cancellation of the public external debt of third world countries"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and for the setting up of a new international economic and structural regime through the suspension of the IMF’s and the WB’s adjustment policies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Third World Network - TWN: LINK ¤ T W N

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  • "TWN is an independent non-profit international network of organisations involved in issues relating to development, developing countries and North-South affairs"

 

 

 

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  • "its mission is to bring about a greater articulation of the needs and rights of peoples in the South"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a fair distribution of world resources"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and forms of development which are ecologically sustainable and fulfill human needs"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eldis - Development Policy, Practice and Research: LINK ¤ ELDIS

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  • "online information service and diverse research on international development issues"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWF - World Wildlife Fund for Nature: LINK ¤ W W F

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  • "the WWF is an international non-governmental organization, working on the conservation, research and restoration of the environment"

 

 

 

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  • "to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Watch Institute: LINK ¤ WORLD WATCH

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  • "through research and outreach that inspire action, we work to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs"

 

 

 

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  • "the Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth"

 

 

 

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  • "to develop innovative solutions, emphasizing citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Research & Degrowth - R&D: LINK ¤ DEGROWTH

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  • "R&D is an academic association dedicated to research, training, awareness raising and events organization around degrowth"

 

 

 

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  • "degrowth is a multi-level voluntary path towards reduction of production and consumption"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "aiming at ecological sustainability, good life, liberty, and social justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greenpeace - International: LINK ¤ GREENPEACE

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  • "Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems"

 

 

 

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  • "and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friends of the Earth - FoEI International: LINK ¤ FRIENDS OF EARTH

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  • "we campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues"

 

 

 

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  • "we challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Resources Institute - WRI: LINK ¤ W R I

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  • "WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries"

 

 

 

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  • "our experts work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Earth Institute: LINK ¤ EARTH INSTITUTE

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  • "the Earth Institute established at Columbia University brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems"

 

 

 

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  • "from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world's poor"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the activities are guided by the idea that science and technological tools that already exist could be applied"

 

 

 

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  • "to greatly improve conditions for the world's poor"

 

 

 

 

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  • "while preserving the natural systems that support life on Earth"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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ENVSEC
- Environment and Security Initiative: LINK ¤ ENVSEC

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  • "peacefully resolving the overriding political, economic and social concerns of our time"

 

 

 

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  • "requires a multifaceted approach"

 

 

 

 

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  • "including mechanisms to address the links between the natural environment and human security"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "competition over natural resources such as forests, fresh water, fisheries or fertile soils, exacerbated by climate change impacts and migratory movements of population"

 

 

 

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  • "is a threat to stability and peace"

 

 

 

 

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  • "common problems regarding the use of natural resources also bring people together in a positive manner"

 

 

 

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  • "communities and nations can build confidence with each other through joint efforts"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and promoting peace between them"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BAN - Basel Action Network: LINK ¤ B A N

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  • "BAN works to prevent the globalization of toxic wastes, toxic products and toxic technologies"

 

 

 

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  • "that are exported from rich to poorer countries"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to ensure national self-sufficiency in waste management through clean production and toxics use reductions"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for a global environmental justice"

 

 

 

 

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  • "where no peoples or environments are dispro-portionately poisoned and polluted due to the dictates of unbridled market forces and trade"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate Justice Now !
LINK ¤ CLIMATE JUSTICE

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  • "CJN! is a global coalition of networks and organizations from across the globe"

 

 

 

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  • "campaigning for climate justice"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for social, ecological and gender justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CAN - Climate Action Network: LINK ¤ CLIMATE NETWORK

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  • "CAN is a worldwide network of over 900 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 100 countries"

 

 

 

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  • "working to promote government and individual action"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "CAN members place a high priority on both a healthy environment and development"

 

 

 

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  • "that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our vision is to protect the atmosphere"

 

 

 

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  • "while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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350: LINK ¤ 3 5 0

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  • "scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "is the safe limit for humanity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Meteorological Organization
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WMO: LINK ¤ W M O

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  • "the WMO is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere"

 

 

 

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  • "its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries"

 

 

 

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  • "international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to safeguarding the environment and to enhancing the economic and social well-being of all sectors of society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNFCCC - UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: LINK ¤ UNFCCC

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  • "the UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty (currently the only international climate policy venue with broad legitimacy)"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the objective of the treaty is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNEP - UN Environment Programme: LINK ¤ UNEP

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  • "the UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda"

 

 

 

 


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  • "to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment"

 

 

 

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  • "by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "without compromising that of future generations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Database on Protected Areas: LINK ¤ WDPA

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  • "this is the online interface for the "World Database on Protected Areas""

 

 

 

 

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  • "the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNDP - United Nations Development Programme: LINK ¤ UNDP

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  • "the UNDP is the United Nations' global development network"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Millenium Development Goals - MDG: LINK ¤ M D G

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  • "we can end poverty"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "every day, more than 840 million people go hungry in the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUSTAINABILITY - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ SUSTAINABILITY

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  • "sustainability is the capacity to endure"

 

 

 

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  • "it is how biological systems remain diverse and productive indefinitely"

 

 

 

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  • "the organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture"

 

 

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  • "healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms"
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