Equity & Dignity

Equity & Dignity

Our current economic activity and productivity is threatening the natural world on which we all depend. By reducing biodiversity and climate stability, we are not only endangering our quality of life but our very existence.

We need to change our relationships – with ourselves, with each other and with our planet – to ensure a sustainable, fairer and more inclusive future that facilitates social equity and dignity. We have a responsibility to consider the consequences of our daily actions upon future generations. Ensuring their protection and representation when decisions affecting them are taken can overcome the ruling short-termism and help us re-connect with our Earth.

A world of equity and dignity can only be realised by tackling the connected challenges of safeguarding human rights and security, ecological integrity, social equity and peaceful relations. Together, we can create a sustainable world, which is equitable and peaceful, by ensuring that our solutions address the root causes of threats to our shared future.

Building Sustainable Populations

Building Sustainable Populations

Women are missing from the world’s population policies. Universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights must be ensured to build a sustainable population.

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End Impunity for Crimes against Future Generations

End Impunity for Crimes against Future Generations

Actions to be outlawed which could cause widespread, long-term and irreversible damage to the natural or human environment, including the conditions for the survival of an entire species, sub-species or ecosystem, or those which could gravely or irreparably imperil the health, means of survival or safety of a given human population.

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Establish Guardians for Future Generations

Establish Guardians for Future Generations

Ombudspersons, or Guardians for Future Generations, to be established at all governance levels in order to ensure that the interests of future generations are taken into account when political decisions affecting them are made.

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Guarantee Basic Rights and Responsibilities

Guarantee Basic Rights and Responsibilities

States to develop social contracts that safeguard and promote our rights and responsibilities as citizens, in respect of the internationally recognised core body of human rights, including civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights and beyond, as trustees of future generations.

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