A Universal Aspiration to reinstate ecological balance
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Ask the United Nations to ratify a 'Universal Aspiration' which will encourage us all to aspire collectively and individually to choose behaviour which will enable our environment to recover from global ecological overshoot and release at least 50% of the global biocapacity for other life-forms.
The proposed wording for the declaration is as follows: “
This Universal Aspiration seeks to inspire a new emotional maturity within the human race. This new era will be characterised by increasingly selfless behaviour both individually and collectively in the face of escalating existential threats. To this end it recognises that our environmental impact is a product of our population size and the way that we utilise our affluence and technology. Henceforth we shall collectively and individually aspire to combine our free-choice, affluence and technology to redress the ecological imbalance, which is escalating the sixth mass extinction. All nations will collectively aspire to reducing their ecological footprint to less than 50% of the biocapacity available within their borders, as determined by the Global Footprint Network data. Globally, educational goals will prioritise the symbiotic relationships between ecological footprint, ecological balance, and the need to conserve at least 50% of the planet for sustaining the needs of non-livestock vertebrates. Human intervention in wildlife populations will be discouraged unless an invasive species is deemed to be a serious threat to either local or global eco-systems.”
Ratifying a 'Universal Aspiration' will generate the collective courage that is needed to envision an altruistic culture which will enable us to defuse the ecologically-destructive coercive consumer culture which currently overwhelms many of us in the modern world.
Further details are available at https://poemsforparliament.uk/united-nations