||In a spirit free from economical calculations and political power games find the inspiration, the vision and the strength to meet life in a creative sustaining way|
|A WORLD ECONOMY with
ECOLOGICAL and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As we recognize that the human being in physical
existence is part of and depending on nature,
A. ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY
We recognize human economic activities as
depending on the greater ecological sphere.
a) To develop ecological controlled agriculture:
production of food is fundamental. Agriculture
should be a harmonious way of enjoying the fruits of
nature, not a battle for survival, as the one
"agribusiness" fights with pesticides, fungicides,
herbicides and artificial fertilizers. Agriculture
should work with nature, not against it.
b) To develop use of renewable and sustainable energy sources:
The use of energy should be in balance with the
amount of energy input in the ecological sphere,
which means the inflow of sun energy. Today we live
on a saved energy "capital" in the form of fossil
fuels (coal and mineral oil), which originally was
sun energy, too, stored in the ecological sphere
billion of years ago.
c) To develop ecologically sustainable use of resources and reduction of waste:
Most resources are terminate, which means that the
present level of use can not be sustained.
Production must be based on a recycling use of
resources, leading to a reduction of the amount of
waste, which today exceeds the absorption
capacity of the ecological sphere.
d) To develop environmentally sane transportation systems:
We see the development of communications as a
positive step for humanity, especially when it comes
to the exchange of thought. However the biggest
stress on the ecological sphere is imposed by
As we recognize the interdependence between humanity and the ecological sphere, we conclude that necessary action must be taken immediately to secure a common future for us all.
B. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
recognize the equal right of human beings to a
development of economic structures
development of advanced economic structures have had
the result, that it is no longer the producers who
really own the means of production.
As we realize that it will take a long time to realize this, we set as:
i) supporting trade on non-exploitive conditions with the poorest communities.
ii) supporting the development of economic structures in these communities with ecological and social responsibility
iii) supporting the development of non-exploitative financial systems for these communities.
iv) to support projects which promotes development of infrastructures with ecological responsibility in these communities.
v) to support movements promoting social responsibility in these communities.