Last year I enthusiastically set up a FaceBook group called “We Design our Future – An Eco-weary Sanctuary and Systems Change Incubator’. It came after I had read extensively about the IPBES project – Natures Future Framework and created a page called “The Value of Nature =Our Future”. Within their scenarios are models of communities that embrace technology to work with and mimick nature (mimicry), condensed human habitats with productive land surrounding the dense housing and urban plots where habitat and food production co-exists. My aim was to get people talking about… Read More
My journey with the Presencing Institute led me to wonder about the values we hold in regard to nature and how we can listen to stakeholders who we may perceive are having a negative impact on nature and rapidly increasing biodiversity loss. I see them as corporations, with decision making people leading them, who see nature as a resource to mine and harvest with no ‘real’ regard for sustainability. I wanted to know “How do we make visible the deep structure of the social field in order to transform it?” It was only… Read More
United Nations Human Rights Law are there to protect the planet and us. Can they be enforced? ”Failing to protect biodiversity can constitute a violation of the right to a healthy environment, a right that is legally recognised by 155 States and should now be globally recognised as fundamental, they said.
“The protection of biological diversity is indispensable to realise the right to available, accessible, sustainable and nutritious food. Industrial agriculture being one of the main culprit of biodiversity decline, it is vital to have effective and balanced policies to protect ecosystems’ health while producing sufficient nutritious food for all,” said Hilal Elver, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food.” Read more…