By Ian Chambers
Contents: Why we want a plan for the planet; half I figuring out Our present state of affairs. half II figuring out the main international demanding situations: govt short No. 1: inhabitants progress; govt short No. 2: weather switch; govt short No. three: strength provides; government short No. four: water and foodstuff offers; government short No. five: planet sustainability and biodiversity; government short No. 6: severe poverty; govt short No. 7: worldwide wellbeing and fitness; govt short No. eight: common schooling; govt short No. nine: clash and peace; govt short No. 10: financing a sustainable global; govt short No. eleven: the problem of interconnectivity - the appropriate typhoon or the appropriate chance; half III constructing a Plan for the Planet: development an international imaginative and prescient for Planet Earth; international ambitions and techniques: addressing our key worldwide demanding situations; Taking accountability: translating knowing into motion. half IV dealing with a Plan for the Planet: Ten worldwide administration most sensible practices; worldwide administration most sensible practices: functions to dealing with a plan for the planet; international administration top practices: a overall healthiness money. half V offering a Plan for the Planet: Leveraging the triangle of swap; Leveraging overseas corporations and executive; Leveraging the enterprise contribution; Leveraging the ability of the folk; Embracing the recent eco-friendly revolution; Embracing the non secular valuable; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
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If we look at history, there have been much greater periods of cooperation than there have been of conflict. Our civilisation is at a turning point with increasing demands and decreasing resources. Do we resort to increased conflict to meet the demands of a select few? Or as an alternative to increased global conflict, we can build greater global cooperation to increase the efficiency of existing resources, and develop new sustainable resources. This can be achieved – however, it can only happen if we are working together to implement a global plan.
2, 1992. Understanding the Key Global Challenges • • • 27 context but clearly exacerbates the population growth problem and helps maintain the poverty cycle. Universal education: A key issue that must be addressed when considering population, extreme poverty and health is access to education. Lack of basic education usually commits people to larger family size, poverty and reduced health. Therefore, access to basic education is the cornerstone of any actions to manage the Global Challenges. Managing conflict and peace: Peace, as already highlighted, is a key pillar in the development of a sustainable world.
5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Population Growth Climate Change Energy Supplies Water & Food Supplies Planet Sustainability & Biodiversity Extreme Poverty Global Health Universal Education Conflict & Peace Financing a Sustainable World. Understanding the Interconnectivity of the Challenges • The Challenges are interconnected and therefore cannot be solved separately. • The timeframes to address the challenges are also limited – there is enormous urgency to act now. • Too little, too late will bring the “perfect storm”.