Humanity is at a crossroads. Climate Change is causing tipping-point (irreparable) species loss and record breaking natural disasters – further contributing to human displacement being the highest since WWII. Moreover, with population having doubled since 1965 – from 3.2 Billion to over 7 B+, and half the world living on less than $2.50 a day, while Billionaires could solve it but don’t, something’s gotta give. The physical limits of our planet and moral imperative to protect it and the web of life upon which our own, and future generations, depend, call for conscious, collective transformation and action on every level – transcending politics, religion, or any other ‘isms’ that divide us from achieving human security.
These enormous global challenges are inextricably linked and require collaborative action driven at a local level. While local stakeholders are traditionally most affected as well as being most motivated and informed to solve them – the status quo top down system limits local creative self-determination and wastes billions in duplication of efforts. Additionally, these systems are financially unsustainable as the vital services of non-profits and governments are shackled precisely when needed most.
We’re running 3.0 software on 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.
The Global Summit goes beyond the status quo of fighting single issues and dedicates itself to shifting our predominant power over, linear thinking paradigm (which is destroying us) to that of mutually supportive empowerment and systemic solutions. This may seem like an overwhelming task for some, but it calls upon many, and needs to be done, so it might as well be now, and it might as well be us.
‘Why “The” Global Summit?’ A capital The reminders us to strive for the ultimate diversity and inclusivity required.