Our Letter to the G20 Leaders on Infrastructure
The leaders of the world’s biggest economies believe that investing in infrastructure will kick-start global growth. However, they must rethink their approach to global infrastructure spending in favor of more sustainable investment that respects the planetary boundaries.
Read our Letter to G20 Presidents
Sign our public petition here
New working paper: Mandatory Corporate Ecological Impact Disclosure at SEC & rivers
An initial step towards a True Cost Economy would be to tell the ecological truth about the damage we do to the planet. Here is a plan for a “one stop shopping center” for our dedicated researchers, concerned citizens, and elected officials to use to solve pressing problems. We don’t want to wait to take such a common sense step in a post-collapse rebuild when we can do it now. Read the white paper here.
Canadian Report Card
Foundation Earth, with help from the Council of Canadians, produced a report card to grade Canada & Prime Minister Harper against a short list of bold steps being taken by countries worldwide to achieve a healthy, truer cost, economy and a cleaner planet. Canada, once a leader on many fronts, has fallen under the current national leadership. Read the Report Card here: Canadian Report Card
Global Ecological Mega-Concerns
Download Garvin Boyle’s detailed assessment of Global Ecological Mega-Concerns, presented at the Ecological Economics Conference in June 2013 and hosted by the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics in Burlington, VT, here: Mega-Concerns Posters
Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Disclosure Project
The SEC Disclosure Project addresses the urgent need to restructure the economy’s rules toward a True Cost Economy as a key step to a cleaner planet and a healthier economy. Specifically we propose that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should require companies to disclose their pollution externalities in annual public filings. This will provide critical environmental information to the public, leading to responsible changes in the economy. Hope best emanates from bold, comprehensive, credible, and achievable plans, commensurate with the scale of the problem. With the vision of a True Cost Economy and better disclosure rules, a well-informed public can take corrective steps. See the Center for Economic Ecology for more information.
In The News
July 14th 2015
Randy Hayes, co-founder of Rainforest Action Network and the new Foundation Earth, dropped into The Peter Collins Show to talk about a range of issues he’s working on, from climate change to global infrastructure planning to reforestation.
July 6th 2015
Terrence McNally interviewed Randy Hayes on Free Forum about the need to help under-consumers (the malnourished and wanting) move up to a sustainable level of consumption while we assist over-consumers (the wasteful and indifferent) down.
In The Daly News, Brent Blackwelder supports our call to double the rainforest canopy. Read his article here.
April 8th 2015
The Progressive Radio Network interviewed Randy Hayes on their Green Power and Wellness Hour. Click to listen to the podcast.
March 31st 2015
Dan Imhoff’s article in the Bretton Woods Observer discussed the role of agro-ecology vs. industrial agriculture in “Will The World Bank Get Truly Climate Smart?”
March 25th 2015
Read Suzanne York’s blog-post Can The World Move Beyond Infinite Planet Thinking? on the need to challenge the global infrastructure investment model.
March 16th 2015
Jeremy Hance wrote up a great piece in Mongabay.com on our letter to the G20 leaders on the need to rethink global infrastructure investment and to adopt a more sustainable approach. Read it here
October 10th 2014
Read Dan Imhoff’s article in the Huffington Post arguing for the World Bank to Commit To Food Security. Read it here
January 25th 2014
Regarding our World Bank Fight, we had an interim victory for rainforests & rivers. The Washington Post reported on January 25th: “In a blow to plans set by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, the United States recently approved an appropriations bill that orders the bank’s U.S. board member to vote against any major hydroelectric project…The measure also demands that the organization undertake “independent outside evaluations” of all of its lending”. The amendments apply to all international financial institutions, including regional ones such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the African Development Bank. See Foundation Earth thank you letter to Senator Leahy, list of our friends signing March 24th WB letter, and actual bill language.
An Interview with Randy Hayes: The Vision Behind a True Cost Economy
Watch the unabridged, full-length interview with Foundation Earth founder Randy Hayes at summerrayne.net: The vision behind a true cost economy with Randy Hayes. Later in the month, it’ll be featured on Huffington Post and Elephant Journal, so keep your eyes peeled!
Don’t have time to watch the whole interview? Click here for an excerpt (“Not all technologies are neutral”).
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Held in Urfa, Russia
Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Summit for Sustainable Development
October 9-11 2015
Annual Meeting for World Bank and International Monetary Fund
Nov 15-16 2015
G-20 Meeting in Turkey
Watch for activities from the B-20 (leaders in business) that is held simultaneously and for the announcement of the new Global Infrastructure Hub‘s voluntary guidelines that must be made ecologically solid & in accord with existing int’l environmental law (earth rights).
For more information, go to http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/.
April 15-17 2016
Spring Meetings for World Bank and International Monetary Fund
October 7-9 2015
Annual Meetings for World Bank and International Monetary Fund
Welcome to Foundation Earth!
Extreme weather events are on the rise. The biosphere is becoming spastic. Economic instability is widespread and growth is stalling globally. In the next few years opinion leaders will increasingly wake up to what needs to happen to seriously address the needs of nature and humanity’s future. Are we ready?