International Extraordinary Environmental Council
Today we will speak English, because the situation on Earth is so serious that it requires the participation of the entire world community.
Climate change is rapidly making the planet uninhabitable. Temperature of the Earth last year reached its record values for three million years, which brought humanity closer to a climate catastrophe.
Due to the rise of temperatures secondary phenomena began:
- The melting of the Arctic ice, which will deprive the Earth of a mirror that reflects the sun’s rays,
- The permafrost on the shelf of the North seas is melting, releasing methane.
- Methane is released also by melting tundra.
The greenhouse effect of methane is about 28 times higher than of carbon dioxide, which will accelerate global warming. The whole world is trying to stop the approaching climate death by developing green economy. But Russia has chosen a different strategy. The country’s leadership continues to form the country’s budget exclusively through trade in hydrocarbon raw materials. Production is carried out in outdated factories that emit large greenhouse gas volumes. Russia ranks fourth in terms of emissions. Green technologies are not being developed. In the information field, the environmental topic is blocked. Thus, Russia does not fit into the global green
However, the volunteer green movement works actively in Russia, Network Environmental Front has been created. The conceptual center of the movement, The Committee of Hundred, has developed the doctrine of the new world order — Ecocivilization.
- The basis of Ecocivilization is the ecology of consciousness. This means rejection of lies, rejection of myths that paralyze mind.
- Ecocivilization is the dictatorship of intellect, this is the unity of all reasonable people in the world, everyone who understands — enmity, war, the production of weapons cannot give advantages to any particular country. This could only destroy the ecosystem of all planet and kill everybody.
So, ecocivilization is the unity of all the peoples of the world in a single community — people of Earth. One earth — one humanity. The situation is so dangerous that it is necessary to create urgently an international Extraordinary Environmental Council, which will include the smartest and most honest people on Earth. They do not need to be chosen, they find each other themselves, as their sense dictates them. The task of the Council is to take urgent measures to construct a society that can coexist with Nature.
These measures are as follows
- Formation of the network structure of the rescuers’ group — people of the new civilization.
- Organization of a unified system of environmental education of the whole world which will elaborate new rules of life for every earthling.
- Mobilization of inventors, scientists capable of creating a new system of social relations, a new economy,
- Creation of new geopolitics of peace and cooperation, excluding wars and the arms race. Extraordinary Enviromental Council is the first column of diplomats of a new type, green diplomats of peace.
According to forecasts of climatologists, our civilization will die with 90% probability. But we, the Green Movement of Russia, suggest using 10% chance to survive.
Ludmila Fionova, Professor of Phisics.
Committee 100 appeal to green experts around the world
Committee 100 fully and completely shares the concerns of more than 20,000 scientists from 184 countries of the world who have signed the «second warning to humanity.” We share their concern about the inaction of politicians in the face of the danger of human death. We fully agree that it is necessary to reconsider the role of the economy based on industrial and financial growth, take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, stimulate the use of renewable energy sources, restore natural ecosystems, reduce pollution of the planet, and stop the decline in biodiversity. We are forced to confirm that humanity has not yet taken any steps to protect our home — the biosphere, which is now in danger of destruction.
Yes, we have learned a lot since the 1992 Rio Consensus, but the necessary changes in environmental policy, thinking and human behavior are still not enough. It makes no sense to appeal to politicians to resolve current environmental problems. Most of politicians cannot solve any environmental problems simply because they do not want to see them or do not know what and how exactly to do. Therefore, we, as experts, need to develop and offer sane people scientifically grounded options for ways out of this situation.
Human activities have destroyed 40% of natural ecosystems, causing an imbalance in the biosphere. Anthropogenic pressure on the natural environment has led to an ecological crisis, in the conditions of which all mankind now lives. It is impossible to reverse such a complex critical situation overnight. A set of measures is required to systematically resolve this situation.
Today the anthropocentric approach dominates in all spheres of human activity. It puts human beings and their needs above all else. However, a completely different approach is needed to resolve the ecological crisis. Instead of the dominant anthropocentrism, we propose to use a
As the first steps in this direction, we propose:
- determine for each country the number of undisturbed ecosystems and not reduce their area; compile an inventory of existing undisturbed ecosystems;
- enshrine in local legislation and international agreements the priority of preserving existing intact ecosystems;
- to make the restoration of intact natural areas a national task;
- to develop and implement in all branches of industry, agriculture and services the principles of the
The main obstacle to the implementation of the above actions is the dominance of the anthropocentric approach in all spheres of human activity.
In the consciousness of the world society, there is no scientifically identified picture of anthropogenic pressure on the biosphere. it is necessary to conduct
In order to fully implement a set of measures to overcome the environmental crisis, we invite all scientists, as well as public environmental organizations, environmental activists, all reasonable and sane people to unite in the Extraordinary Environmental Council for overcoming the environmental crisis. This Council will include cooperating national working groups: Eco Russia, Eco Germany, Eco America, Eco Canada, etc.
Committee 100 proposes to create the Register of Key Environmental Problems as the first project of the Extraordinary Environmental Council. This project will bring to the consciousness of earthlings a real picture of anthropogenic pressure on the biosphere and will be the first step in the implementation of the initial stage of the program to stabilize the habitat.
The creation of a complete list of existing national and global environmental problems has never been carried out by anyone. Information about these problems is scattered across numerous sources: regional environmental organizations, environmental activists, officials, the press… In most cases, it is just the local population who lives in the disaster area and does not try to rectify the situation in any way.
Compilation of a register of environmental problems will allow solving several tasks to overcome the environmental crisis:
- will attract the attention and efforts of the world community to address key environmental problems;
- will launch mechanisms of interaction between different social strata for the implementation of work in this direction;
- will become the starting point for the movement of mankind to overcome the ecological crisis;
- systematization of the data of the compiled register will show the true scale of environmental disasters on our planet and indicate the need for a set of measures to systematically resolve this situation.
Compiling a register of environmental problems is a direct work to overcome the environmental crisis. This registry removes the main obstacle that prevents us from getting out of this critical situation: the ignorance of the general population, including politicians and business representatives, that environmental problems threaten the destruction of humanity.
We consider the compilation of a register of environmental problems a top priority for all countries in the world. Various social structures can be involved in the work on this project.
Calling on the people of the Earth to unite, we are not looking for an easy road and do not make unrealizable promises. We do not expect awards and honors along the way. We are aware that we will face great difficulties. But we are confident in the power of human knowledge.
We understand our responsibility to future generations. In the face of mass demonstrations of children in defense of the climate, we simply have to overcome the current despairе and find a way out of the ecological impasse, into which humanity is being drawn deeper and deeper.
Yulia Batsyna, environmental educator.
We choose our own destiny
Let me introduce myself. My name is Elena Matveeva, a financial specialist and economist. I do research on green economy, sustainable development and green stock market.
I will not touch on statistics on the state of the global economy and the environment. But I want to add that natural disasters in 2020 led to losses of more than $ 200 billion, in 2017 this figure was more than $530 billion. For comparison, the Russian economy is 1 trillion dollars, that is, the damage from natural disasters is 50% of Russia’s GDP. Russia’s contribution to the world economy is 1%, so natural disasters account for 0.5% of the world’s GDP. This figure at first glance is insignificant, but every year the level of losses from natural disasters is growing. The head of the insurance company Aviva said in 2014 that soon they will not be able to cover losses from natural disasters. In developed countries, this type of insurance is about 30–40%, in developing countries about 10%. We are not ready for economic recovery. We are absolutely confident that the planet will be fine. We should be the ones worrying about our future. Our species is threatened with extinction. Our actions have led to an environmental crisis. The price is the life of our species.
Franklin Roosevelt said: «There are mystical patterns in human events. For some generations, much is given. For others, much is defined. For the current generation, this is a rendezvous with fate.»
We stand in front of destiny. If we want to live, we must act in balance with nature, create green energy systems around the world, develop innovative economies of all countries, create intelligent products. There’s a lot of work to do. Each of us can go our own way. Then the path is long. But we can combine our paths, then the road to the goal will be shorter. I believe we share a goal. So it’s time to make a choice.
Elena Мatveeva, economist.