Petitions relevant to Equitable Degrowth

There are several petitions that are relevant to promoting the ambition to shrink Gross World Product peacefully and equitably until humanity operates within the carrying capacity of Earth. The animation linked above explains the need for the Charter for Ecological Justice. The full wording of the petition is supplied below the table of petitions that follows. To endorse these three initiatives as an organisation you can email the Secretary General at, please copy in, because Platform DSE are monitoring progress on these petitions. An example email is available here.

UN Earth Alarm 2023 – use link to sign as an individual or write to the
Charter for Ecological Justice, a 2 page overview, or 3 pages, or 5 min videolink
The Earth Systems Treaty is a comprehensive vision including a global currency and highlights our dependence on restoring healthy ecosystems and on peaceful behaviour that respects the limits of Earth. Read an overview. It is less easily quantifiable than the Charter for Eco-Justice link
The Monetary Alliance are looking for fair control of money creation. The International Movement for Monetary Reform advocate the same. But, a global currency is the only way to eliminate the injustice in exchange rates. link

There are two summary documents that provide the full proposed text for the Charter, two pages long, and three pages long; the latter also summarises the guidance in the Roadmap to Ecological Justice. Both documents include the full text of the Charter, also provided below:

This ‘Charter for Ecological Justice’ seeks to inspire a new emotional maturity3 within the human race. This new era will be characterised by increasingly selfless behaviour both individually and collectively in the face of escalating existential threats. To this end, it recognises that our environmental impact is a product of our population size and the way that we utilise our affluence and technology. Henceforth we shall collectively and individually aspire to combine our free-choice, affluence and technology to redress the ecological imbalance, which is escalating the sixth mass extinction. All nations will collectively aspire to reduce their ecological footprint to less than half of the biocapacity available within their borders, as determined by the Global Footprint Network data. Globally, education and empowerment goals will prioritise the symbiotic relationships between ecological footprint, ecological balance, and the urgent need to release more than half of the biocapacity of the planet to sustain the needs of wildlife and biodiversity. Human intervention in wildlife populations will be discouraged unless an invasive species is deemed to be a serious threat to either local or global eco-systems. The Charter recommends that communities work towards living within the biocapacity of their borders. The ecological footprint of 2.14 gha per capita is a guide for a fulfilled life within a healthy ecosystem. Local targets for average footprint will need regular reviews to equitably reflect changing global and local circumstances

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