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WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
First Proposals for Building a New World-governance Architecture
What South Africa Does the World Need?
Youth and World Governance
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
World Governance Index (WGI)
Theories of Global Governance
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
Another Future Is Possible
Proposal Papers for the Rio+20 Peoples Summit
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After Rio+20: What New World Governance Does the World Need?
The Global Marshall Plan
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
Swords into Plowshares
Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
Dictionary of World Power
Towards a World Citizens Movement
For a World Citizen Movement
International Civil Society Week, Bogota 2016
The Water Manifesto for a New Global Contract
Beyond 2015: Media as Democracy and Development
Biocivilization for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet - Workshop
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead
The UN Reform and the Alterglobalization Movement
A European Way of Security. The Madrid Report on the Human Security Study Group
Soldiers and the Latest Trends: Lessons from Yugoslavia?
World Charter of Free Media
Winnowing Wheat from Chaff
Basic Food Income: Option or Obligation?
The State of the Right to Education Worldwide: Free or Fee
When Dreams Come True
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
The World March of Women Third International Action
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
Call to Multiply the Village of Alternatives
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
The Commons and World Governance
Allende Hoy (English version)
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
The Future of the Commons
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Governance for Sustainability
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
The Great Together
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
Statement No. 1
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Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Contribution to the
Peoples Summit for Social and Environmental Justice in defense of the commons (Rio+20)
Rio de Janeiro, June 15-23, 2012 
The crisis that we are immersed in, at the beginning of this 21st century, is a historical experience of everyday life, one that is more lived and felt than thought about. To set off a reflection about it is to follow an uncertain path, a path that is still to be laid, but which, nonetheless, points out as an urgent and necessary task.
The diagnoses are various and alarming. Each day, indications of a lifestyle that is in collapse appear on the radio, on television, online, in newspapers and in magazines. We see violence and wars of all kinds, among and between people, as an intrinsic element of the way human societies live and organize themselves these days. Environmental destruction has also taken over our routines.
We possess many things in the midst of many deficiencies. The abundance of all sorts of material goods, restricted to 20% of world population, cannot efface the legion of people who go to bed every night feeling hungry. The destructive productivism and consumerism creators of more – luxury and more
misery- have taken over our lifestyles. We have accumulated individual goods, collective poverty and human unhappiness.
Among minority protestants and social movements the alterworldists – or activists of embryonic planetary citizenship, as I would rather define-, groups that still have little visibility in the public spaces, we adopt the expression civilization crisis to define the combination and the simultaneity of many crises. The civilization crisis characterizes, for us, the dominant system’s loss of capacity to answer planetary challenges, regarding both the preservation of the integrity of the planet and of life for future generations, and the correction of social and environmental injustice inter and intra people.
Thinking the basis of a new civilization and becoming part of the long process of social dismantlement and of reconstruction of culture, of economy and of power which this remodeling implies is an imperative for humanity. The idea of biocivilization moves towards the search for a new civilization sparadigm.
The present Proposal Booklet intends to be a contribution towards facing the questions explained beforehand. It is an open call to reflection aiming at transforming political action, “paving the way as it advances”, as the poet Antonio Machado would say. It is more than a plan that has already been drawn. It is about building (not necessarily exhaustive) steps, ones clearer than others, always concerned about being consistency and coherence.
These steps must be steps that motivate and can serve as work plots and systematics of analysis and reflection. At the same time, we propose steps that are adjacent to political action, that nurture, endow and fortify collective subjects and their fights for the transformation of live reality. The booklet is organized in two parts. The first one is more inclined to political philosophy,
to systematizing and to reflecting about the foundations of a new paradigm. It is important to remind ourselves that discussions about this new paradigm are already heating up struggles in the historic horizon of our lives, and that these struggles, if articulated, can point to possible transformation projects. The second part of this publication is about action, urgency and political tasks that, maybe, we should prioritize along with collective subjects who desire a different world, to enable the transition to a new paradigm of civilization that is built based on what we have, here and now.
 This document has been written by Cândido Grzybowski, Sociologist, Director of IBASE. It is based on presentations and discussions that focused on the ethical and philosophical foundations for biocivilization during the seminar organized by Ibase, the Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG) and Euralat in Rio de Janeiro from 10 to 12 August 2011.