Rebuilding the Environmental Balance
Expanding and Reinforcing the Objectives of the Kyoto Protocol: Inciting International Stakeholders to Engage in Greenhouse-gas Transparency
Conference for Climate Change
Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
Raising International Climate Finance
World Governance. A Personal European View
Can Democracy Survive Interdependence?
The UN and World Governance
Global Environmental Governance: Elements of a Reform Agenda
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Do Space and Action Have to Be Contradictory? Toward an Inclusive WSF Strategy
Rural Areas and World Governance
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
A new historical moment?
Civil Society’s Impact on the Multilateral Sphere: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Education International’s Response to the Global Monitoring Report 2006 on "Literacy for Life"
A vast number of citizens depend on climate-sensitive sectors such agriculture, forestry, and fishery for livelihood. The adverse impact of climate change in the form of declining rainfall and rising temperatures along with the increased possibility of drought and flooding threatens food security and livelihood in the economy. World economy, which mainly depends on natural resources such as agriculture, forestry, coastlines, and water resources also faces a challenge. This could place excessive stress on the ecological and socioeconomic system, which is already facing tremendous pressures due to rapid industrialization, organization, and economic development. Human beings are altering the earth climate in profound ways by burning fossil fuel, which emits carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping greenhouse gas. Because of these issues, the world has reason to be concerned about climate change.
Apart from the many efforts to face climate change made through government initiatives, NGO activities, and the Kyoto Protocol, the authors propose a new people-based model where equal and freely communicating global citizens are the protagonists, who share information, have discussions, and reach solutions with consensus. They use the Internet and the media, and work through different kinds of organizations such as universities, NGOs, local volunteers, and civil-society groups.