Many initiatives and organizations are concerned with an Eco-Social World Order

Some examples / links:

Ecosocial Forum Europe
├ľkosoziales Forum Deutschland

http://oeko-sozial-projekt.de

Forum ├ľkologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft / Green Budget Germany
Interview about the Eco Social Market Economy

A definition by the Ecosocial Forum Europe
Ecosocial Market Economy is Economical, Ecological and Socially Sustainable.

Based on the Social Market Economy, an Ecosocial Market Economy takes corrective action where the market forces do not lead to sustainable results. It aims at an equitable balance between economy, social issues and ecology. In this sense, the Ecosocial Market Economy is rooted not only in a comprehensively conceived EU Lisbon Strategy, but also in the EU draft constitution and in the EU strategy for sustainable development. It forms an alternative to market fundamentalism.

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Global Spirituality

Humanity is entering upon a new phase of its spiritual evolution. A new consciousness demanding global responsibility and compassion is evolving with an unprecedented intensity. Considering the present state of the world, a global spirituality has become an epochal need: nourished from an integrative mystical experience, transcending the differences of all religions and ideologies.

Therefore a group of representatives from different spiritual traditions merged together to elaborate a proposal for a Declaration on Global Spirituality. Actually it is discussed in a circle of high-level spiritual teachers all over the world. In a second step, from May to December 2009, every one is invited to submit proposals and comments to the document.

Visit http://www.global-spirituality.info/ for any information concerning the topic.


Climate change impacts are already affecting people and the planet. And the science shows it will get far, far worse. The biggest impacts will be on the lives and livelihoods of the poor and developing countries, especially small island states. The biggest culprits are the rich and the developed countries.

Progress has been made: we have international agreements; more resources for scientific research, leading to stronger evidence; some policy advances; a change in industry rhetoric; and a certain increase in public awareness. But all this falls far short of what is needed. At the heart of the problem is the production and use of fossil fuel - particularly the emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of coal, oil and gas. Developed countries have now accepted legally-binding emissions targets in the Kyoto Protocol, but these are widely recognised to be seriously inadequate, and the US has opted out.

Climate justice means: Equal rights to the atmosphere for all human beings and equity within and between nations are paramount. This implies for example, that reduction percentages and emissions allowances etc. should be based on a per capita basis.


Further links:


http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity
http://www.climatelaw.org/
http://www.climatejustice.org.uk
http://www.gci.org.uk/
http://www.plant-for-the-planet.org
http://www.indiaresource.org/issues/energycc/2003/baliprinciples.html - Bali Principles of Climate Justice

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