The moral imperative to protect the web of life – upon which all life depends – calls for going beyond the status quo of fighting single issues to shifting our predominant power over, linear thinking paradigm to whole system empowered collaboration.
Today’s most pressing challenges, such as Climate Change, (irreparable) species loss, and human population now over 7.6 B+, displacement being the highest since WWII, and half the world living on less than $2.50 a day; are inextricably linked, and thus, sustainable solutions require collaborative global action — driven and owned by local communities.
While local stakeholders are most affected, most motivated and best informed to respond, top down approaches limit creative self-determination and wastes billions in duplication of efforts (in addition to being financially unsustainable as the vital services of non-profits and governments are shackled precisely when needed most).
We’re running 3.0 software on a 1993 hard drive. While faced with new challenges in this era, we have developed equally powerful social and technological solutions. Our ability to survive into the next millennium calls not for incremental change but critical mass transformation and realization of a new operating system that works for 100% of Humanity.
‘Why “The” Global Summit?’ A capital The reminders us to strive for the ultimate diversity and inclusivity required.