World Governance. A Personal European View
Inventing a New World Governance Now
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
Foundations for Biocivilization
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
Another Future Is Possible
Rio + ???
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
Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future
Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
Take Back the Land!
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
Towards a Global Political-Economic Architecture of Environmental Space
Military Ethics for a Better World
Israel / Palestine: The New Peace Movement
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
3rd Dialogue Meeting between civil societies from China, Europe and South America
Basic Food Income: Option or Obligation?
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
Statement No. 1
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
Fair Coop, the Earth cooperative for a fair economy
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
A War Hiding Another War
Could the COP 21 be our next Westphalian Moment?
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Conceptualising Global Democracy
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Imagine All the People: Advancing a Global Citizens Movement
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Rio+20: Failed Diplomacy, Feeble Democracy
The FnWG has been working with numerous stakeholders to develop proposals for the Peoples Summit in Rio+20 since late 2010. This has resulted in a set of four Proposal Papers that contribute to understanding the complexity of the debates that are at stake. The idea is to help to structure the debates around the four themes covered by each of the papers:
The crisis that we are immersed in at the beginning of the twenty-first century is an unprecedented experience of everyday life, one that is more felt than thought about. To think about it is to follow an uncertain path, a path that is yet to be laid out but is nonetheless an urgent and necessary task.
The seriousness of the current environmental crisis is an expression of a deeper crisis, a crisis of civilization afflicting modern capitalism, characterized by the predominance of an unregulated market, financial speculation, unbridled consumerism, a constant quest for growth, economic injustice, and widespread poverty. The current and foreseeable destructive consequences of a convergence of systematic and recurring crises underscore the urgent need to make far-reaching changes to the economic and political organization of contemporary societies and open the door to a sustainable and fair world united in solidarity.
Territories are objectively being called to play a decisive role in designing and leading the necessary transition. Whatever the subject, a city and a region are the best scale at which to approach the transition effectively. The most frequent definition given to territory is that of a physical space delimited by borders and governed by subnational territorial authorities. Actually, a territory is something completely different: it is a place of high density, a hub of relations among actors internal and external to it, a crossroads of numerous flows of matter, information, energy, and persons. Emphasizing the need to define and reinforce the territory as actor does not in any way mean returning to the olden ages, when territories were each practically self-sufficient. Much to the contrary, every territory today has its stakes in a globalized system. Recognizing the major role of territories in the transition thus calls for new capacities for managing and benefiting from the flows going through them.
Building new governance is not only an institutional or theoretical question confined to the political or sociological spheres. All governance proposals and plans depend on the action and mobilization of a huge majority of people, actors, movements and populations. This is a critical issue, and ideas and proposals play a crucial role in this action and mobilization. This is why we need to remodel governance architecture by incorporating it into the perspective of biocivilization for the sustainability of life and of the planet. The architecture of a citizens’, solidarity-based, and fair governance must be rooted in solid ethical and philosophical foundations.