OUR CORE BELIEFS & VALUES

KEY PREMISE STATEMENTS​

  • Humanity faces the twin threats of an inevitable Societal Collapse & probable 6th Mass-Extinction event 

  • Global economy may very well consume its Carbon Budget by 2030 at most (meant to last till 2100), breach several ‘tipping points’ (Corals, Methane ‘Bomb’, Amazon forests etc.) and Earth is very much likely to be locked-in the ‘Hot-House’ scenario (4-7 degrees above pre-industrial levels) sooner than predicted

  • Conventional global responses are likely to prove ineffective, insufficient and ultimately fail to avert the twin threats

  • Global political mass mobilization (beyond a critical threshold) based on popular consensus & thorough understanding of 'trade-offs' can overcome the challenge of opposition from vested interests, consumerism and popular denial

  • Creating sufficient mass awareness and building consensus is a crucial preliminary step

  • Formulation of a holistic Global Crisis Response (GCR) framework will be the key to building such coalition of consensus

WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE

  • ​Disregard to the Planetary Boundaries (PB)

  • 'Growth' (material) devoid of 'Development' (well-being)

  • Current economic model characterized by 'High carbon driven economic growth and Extractivism (exploitative resource use)' 

  • Uncontrolled & exponential rise in Population & Consumption

  • 'Good-life' notions dominated by the tenets of Growth-Economics (fallacy of ‘Infinite Growth’ on a finite planet)

  • Linear model of economy (‘Cradle to Grave’)

  • Unrestrained Globalization

  • Economic inequality ('Trickle down' model of resource distribution) 

WHAT IS DESIRABLE​

  • In the best case scenario aspire to restoring 'Holocene like' conditions through adoption of the principles of ‘Deep Adaptation’

  • Global Adoption of principles of Ecological Economics (Shared & ‘Cradle to Cradle’ economy)

  • Build consensus for a holistic principle of equity (by reconciling eco-centric & anthropocentric notions)

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