We have united in response to the perilous threat facing our civilization and our planet. Ecosystems around the globe are undergoing rapid, non-linear and potentially irreversible changes.
The urgency of our situation demands immediate and sustained action. As repeated in multiple scientific articles, as well as the recent IPCC report, we no longer have decades, but years, to bring about the required ecological and economic renewal.
We assert that:
This ecological decline is largely due to an economic system which does not properly account for the work done or the services provided by the earth’s systems, or the negative externalities imposed onto those systems, and which disregards the future for the sake of the present.
Constant and infinite growth of GDP in its current form is neither sustainable, nor desirable, as it results in diminishing returns in terms of quality of life, due to the finite nature of resources which create GDP.
In order to bring about this renewal, many actions will be necessary. We submit a partial list of some of the most urgent actions required, and demand that they be implemented.
Our demands are as follows: