Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
Global Environmental Governance: Elements of a Reform Agenda
Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Biocivilization for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet - Workshop
Proposals for a New World Governance
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
A new historical moment?
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Rio+20: Failed Diplomacy, Feeble Democracy
The Commons and World Governance
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
Call to Multiply the Village of Alternatives
3rd Dialogue Meeting between civil societies from China, Europe and South America
Could the COP 21 be our next Westphalian Moment?
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Can Civil Society Influence G8 Accountability?
Transforming Capitalism: the Triple Crisis
Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies (G05) Conference Report
Civil Society Politics Manifesto
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
Greenhouse-gas Emissions and Global Mitigation Efforts
Rio + ???
Rethinking Global Governance
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Barack Obama - Yes we can
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
Towards a Global Political-Economic Architecture of Environmental Space
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
Rural Areas and World Governance
Statement No. 1
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
“Guadalajara Declaration on the future of the city”. A Proposal
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Education International’s Response to the Global Monitoring Report 2006 on "Literacy for Life"
Community-Engaged Research: a step forward
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
Structure of Global Governance: Explaining the Organizational Design of Global Rulemaking Institutions
Persistent corruption in low-income countries requires global action
Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Alternative World Water Forum
Ressentiment* and World Governance
Governance of the World Banana Trade
World Governance of Civilian and Military Nuclear Energy
What Europe does the world need?
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
Raising International Climate Finance
Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
Beyond the Numbers
New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
A Primer on Global Economic Sharing
China: Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2009
Like a Rainbow Nation
The United Nations Climate Summit (Copenhagen, December 7-18, 2009) is our last chance to obtain an indispensable agreement to renew and deepen the Kyoto Protocol, which runs to 2012 and has turned out to be insufficient to deal with the disastrous evolution of climate change, with environmental deterioration now worse, in some cases, than the most ominous forecasts.
In the lead-up the summit, the heads of the main industrial powers, including for the first time China, have entered into a game of statements on emission reductions, with nothing, however, to guarantee the authenticity of their statements nor that in the end, the economic interests of the few will not prevail once more over the interests and well-being of the many, the environment, and future generations. For some, ours may very well come to pass as the generation of the stupidity. (1)
Citizenry, on its side, is rallying to have its voice heard. Although it is not represented, part of the emerging global civil society will attend Copenhagen nonetheless, and at the same time four million people have already endorsed an unprecedented Internet-based global campaign requesting that political leaders sign a "fair, ambitious, and binding deal." (2)
We believe this situation to be too serious to leave it exclusively in the hands of state leaders or in those of a certain private “green free market.” For these reasons, and as an alternative to leaving the future of the planet at the mercy of a few special interests, we are waging a battle for an environmental governance that will set rules of the game based on justice, transparency, plural participation, and an international common legal body. These rules are to cover not only the setting of emission quotas but all the aspects of the complex relationship between humankind and the biosphere.
This article is a definition of the concept of environmental governance that the FnWG prepared for publication on Wikipedia and on WikiCoredem, and also claims to be a contribution to the Copenhagen Summit and to a necessary citizen debate on the construction of structural and ambitious solutions for a sustainable future. Enjoy your read.