In recent months, STWR has attended a number of conferences and
published various papers in which we argue the necessity of sharing global
resources, and call on everyone to raise their voice for global sharing.
An update of news and activities from Share The World's Resources.
STWR presented a paper entitled 'Envisioning a New Earth: Sharing the World's Resources' during the third plenary session of the World Public Forum 'Dialogue of Civilisations' 2012 conference, which took place in Rhodes, Greece. A video and edited transcript of the presentation are available below.
In a declaration from the GCGI's 10th
Annual Conference, 'Sharing the Wisdom, Shaping the
Dream: Reclaiming the Moral and Spiritual Roots of Economics and
group of activists, economists, academics and members of the business
community unanimously agreed on the urgent need to create an equitable
and sustainable world for the common good of all.
International and regional civil society organizations
and networks from countries all over the world have launched a global campaign to prevent catastrophic
climate change and ensure just and fair sharing of drastic emissions
The study of business and economics remains largely
disconnected from moral, social and spiritual considerations. Alongside leading
thinkers from civil society, STWR has endorsed a statement calling for a new
economy based on shared ethics and values.
Political momentum for an EU-wide financial transactions tax is gaining pace. As European leaders meet this week to discuss economic policy, members of the Robin Hood Tax campaign have called on British PM David Cameron to give the initiative his full support.
The International Monetary Fund recently reported windfall profits of $2.8 billion from the sale of 403.3 tons of gold. In a joint statement with leading global civil society networks, STWR calls for the proceeds to be used to cancel the debts of poor countries facing crises outside their control.
Plans to hand control of global climate funds over to the World Bank – an undemocratic institution recognised as one of the main drivers of current unsustainable development trends – are being met with stiff opposition. In an open letter to the governments of the world, STWR joins the call to keep the World Bank out of climate finance.
An internationally coordinated financial transactions tax is a practical way to generate much needed revenues and discourage damaging short-term financial speculation. STWR joins with civil society groups around the world to demand G20 leaders take the idea forward.
STWR joined a diverse group of academics, activists and business people at the first ever international conference on steady state economics held in Leeds. The event was an inspiring and important step forward for a burgeoning movement questioning limitless economic growth, writes Anna White.