In December 2015 Foundation Earth along with other NGOs wrote to the World Bank again to encourage them to underscore the importance of forests in climate change and poverty alleviation, and to ask them to commit to a pledge of zero deforestation.
This new paper recommends to World Bankers a four point procedure to avoid industrial agriculture’s shredding of the planetary life support systems. It promotes a systems based approach with smaller-scale, soil building, and more flexible agricultural techniques that do not externalize their damaging costs.
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.
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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.
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.