Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
Strengthen local communities, enabling them to care for their environments, and assign environmental responsibilities to the levels of government where they can be carried out most effectively.
Affirm the right of indigenous peoples to their spirituality, knowledge, lands and resources and to their related practice of sustainable livelihoods. Life often involves tensions between important values.
Internalize the full environmental and social costs of goods and services in the selling price, and enable consumers to identify products that meet the highest social and environmental standards.
Therefore, together in hope we affirm the following interdependent principles for a sustainable way of life as a common standard by which the conduct of all individuals, organizations, businesses, governments, and transnational institutions is to be guided and assessed.
It is impossible to completely quantify something so complex as global sustainability, but the new research could provide a framework for examining the consequences of future policy recommendations.
This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Such human influence has also extended beyond mass landscaping to climate change.
Control and eradicate non-native or genetically modified organisms harmful to native species and the environment, and prevent introduction of such harmful organisms. Avoid military activities damaging to the environment. Recognize the ignored, protect the vulnerable, serve those who suffer, and enable them to develop their capacities and to pursue their aspirations.
Social and Economic Justice Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.
Secure the human rights of women and girls and end all violence against them. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
The foundations of global security are threatened. We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. He discussed his idea with other scholars during a panel discussion at the John W.
Enhance the intellectual, financial, technical, and social resources of developing nations, and relieve them of onerous international debt. Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species. Recognize the importance of moral and spiritual education for sustainable living.
Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life. Prevent pollution of any part of the environment and allow no build-up of radioactive, toxic, or other hazardous substances.
It measures the demand on and supply of nature. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
Eliminate nuclear, biological, and toxic weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The 11 social performance indicators and their thresholds were: Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.
Adopt lifestyles that emphasize the quality of life and material sufficiency in a finite world. Recognize that peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.
Promote social and economic justice, enabling all to achieve a secure and meaningful livelihood that is ecologically responsible.
Promote the active participation of women in all aspects of economic, political, civil, social, and cultural life as full and equal partners, decision makers, leaders, and beneficiaries.
Environmental awareness has strong roots in the famous "Earthrise" picture taken by Apollo 8 astronauts on the moon inwhich helped people appreciate the fragility of life on our planet, said Jean-Francois Mouhot, a historian who specializes in environmental history and the history of slavery. Material footprint MF is the attribution of global material extraction to domestic final demand of a country.
Ensure that communities at all levels guarantee human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide everyone an opportunity to realize his or her full potential. The US meets none.THE EARTH CHARTER. Preamble. We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future.
As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. (Sagan, ) Finally, in our unequal distribution of natural resources, resource depletion escalates as consumerism cultures promote waste.
Increasing populace results in not only the elimination of the fundamental sustenance for existence, but a deteriorating quality of life that commands change.
And yet, despite using so many natural resources, it fails to give its citizens even one of the 11 necessary components of a good life, the researchers found. All. Byhumanity’s global footprint stays within the Earth’s capacity to sustain life and the natural resources of our planet are shared equitably WWF's Strategic Plan for Conservation PDF MB.
Chapter 13 Environmental Problems. STUDY. the demands that humanity make son the earth's natural resources. Light pollution refers to the artificial lighting that is annoying, unnecessary, and/or harmful to life forms on earth. Social causes of environmental problems. population growth.
Will humanity cause the end of life on Earth? Update Cancel. ad by Skyscanner While we certainly have improved from our height of collective consideration of self destruction during the Cold War, in the near future the only real cause of a global mass extinction event other than a random large asteroid coming at us from out of the inky void.Download