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Global Environmental Governance: Elements of a Reform Agenda
Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
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The Challenge of Environmental Governance
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
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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?
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
Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
Raising International Climate Finance
"Negative Growth": Rebirth of a Revolutionary Concept
People-centered Global Governance: Making It Happen!
Citizen participation in the process of state reform
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After Rio+20: What New World Governance Does the World Need?
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
World Governance. A Personal European View
The Great Together
What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Rural Areas and World Governance
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Declaration of Nyéléni
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
People’s Food Sovereignty Statement
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
The Future of Global Governance
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Israel / Palestine: The New Peace Movement
Proposal Papers for the Rio+20 Peoples Summit
Forging a World of Liberty under Law: US National Security in the Twenty-first Century
The Post-modern State
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Dictionary of World Power
The New Republic Will be Democratic and Socially Oriented
Non-state Actors and World Governance
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
The UN: Which Reforms for What Future?
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
Political and Institutional Governance
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the environmental dimension of world governance. They have been categorized according to the following themes: reconstruction of the environmental balance; energy management, mineral and ocean resources; farming, food security, and sovereignty; sustainable development; and the relationship between humankind and the biosphere.
The crisis brought about by the accelerated pace and the probably irreversible character of the impact of human activities on nature requires collective answers from governments and citizens. Nature ignores political and social barriers, and the global dimension of the crisis cancels the effects of any action initiated unilaterally by state governments or sectoral institutions, however powerful they may be. Climate change, ocean and air pollution, nuclear risks and those related to genetic manipulation, the reduction and extinction of resources and biodiversity, and above all a development model that remains largely unquestioned globally are all among the various manifestations of this accelerated and probably irreversible impact.
This impact is the factor, in the framework of globalization, that most challenges a system of states competing with each other to the exclusion of all others: among the different fields of global governance, environmental management is the most wanting in urgent answers to the crisis in the form of collective actions by the whole of the human community. At the same time, these actions should help to model and strengthen the progressive building of this community.
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the environmental dimension of global governance. They have been categorized according to the following themes: reconstruction of the environmental balance; management of energy, mineral and ocean resources; farming, food security and sovereignty; sustainable development; and the humankind-biosphere relationship.
Environmental governance in general is discussed in two articles: an ambitious program to reform global environmental governance and a study on the role of social sciences as agents to facilitate the emergence of systemic forms of governance.
The discussions and proposals in the area of reconstruction of the environmental balance include setting new processes into motion and setting up new institutions to deal with climate change, the constitution of information-sharing and discussion networks, and the promotion of fair trade agreements.
In the area of resource management, the file includes a proposal paper on the sustainable management of forests, a new global contract on water, as well as other proposals on this theme, generated by the work of the Alternative World Water Forum.
Two declarations on food sovereignty by social movements introduce the theme of farming, and food security and sovereignty. Here, the theme is approached from the perspective of the needs of populations and of the inalienable public nature that should be given to natural resources.
For sustainable development and the humankind-biosphere relationship, two concepts are analyzed: the first, "de-growth," as an alternative to the sustainable-development model, and the second, Environmental Space, which offers a cognitive framework for an exhaustive and integrated approach to policy making. Two other articles deal more generally with the need to build a new integrated and plural model of global governance that takes all different players into consideration and can be built according to a schedule that makes it possible to achieve a better implementation of its development.
Finally, under the theme of management of territories, cities, and the rural world, two documents deal with the need to rethink the urban model. The role of territories in globalization is also analyzed, and ways are proposed for stabilizing the various forms of community property, which are tending to disappear in the context of the globalized free-market model. A last document proposes, as the fruit of the discussions and experience of a social organization, a model for an integral regional development for the Amazon Basin.
This file pools, for the first time, a variety of analyses, ideas, and proposals in terms of content, perspectives, themes, and cultural influences in the realm of environmental governance at the planet scale. In this sense, its originality and relevance are related with the pioneering nature of the search to respond to the need of a plural and responsible development for this dimension of global governance.