Earth Emergency

Part of the global movement that started with the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street

A declaration of change for the future

A body to represent civic society and our shared human values and traditions


Resources
Links to various resources

Coalitions, initiatives and campaigns for action

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Resources


The Earth Charter Initiative
The Earth Charter was launched at the Peace Palace in the Hague in June 2000. The Charter is an authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations that are widely shared by growing numbers of men and women in all regions of the world reflecting extensive international consultations conducted over a period of many years. These principles are also based upon contemporary science, international law, and the insights of philosophy and religion.

The Earth Charter Community Summit
"We are privileged to live at the most existing moment in the whole of human history. For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our new possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities that go with our collective presence of the living jewel of life called Earth. We have the need and the means to create a true Earth community. The choice is ours. The time is now. We're the ones we've been waiting for."
- David Korten's finishing keynote address to the Earth Charter Community Summit.

WWF Living Planet
The Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause-effect linkage between the two measures.

UNEP Global Enviromental Outlook 3 (GEO3)

UNEP Global Environmental Outlook - The Global Environment Outlook, compiled for the UN, charts the environmental degradation of the last 30 years since the first world environment conference in Stockholm in 1972 This bleak report by 1,100 scientist forecasts the destruction of 70% of the natural world in 30 years, mass extinction of species, and the collapse of human society in many countries.

The Jo'burg Memo
The Jo'burg Memo - The Joburg Memo suggests an agenda for equity and ecology for the next decade. It was drafted by a group of 16 independent activists, intellectuals, managers, and politicians including Hazel Henderson, Paul Hawken and Wolfgang Sachs. who were brought together by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. It argues that environmental care is key for ensuring livelihood and health for the marginalised sections of the world's people and that there can be no poverty eradication without ecology. Furthermore, an environmental strategy is indispensable for moving beyond the hegemonic shadow of the North.


There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now. The scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change is a serious global threat, and it demands an urgent global response.

The Charter is an authoritative synthesis of values, principles, and aspirations reflecting extensive international consultations.

WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Indexand Ecological Footprint

UNEP Global Environmental Outlook - charts the environmental degradation of the last 30 years since the first world environment conference in Stockholm in 1972

An agenda for equity and ecology for the next decade. Environmental care is key for ensuring livelihood and health for the marginalised and that there can be no poverty eradication without ecology

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