Comments on: What Asia needs from the G20 meeting http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/31/what-asia-needs-from-the-g20-meeting/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sweeny http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/31/what-asia-needs-from-the-g20-meeting/#comment-12322 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 09:11:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2795#comment-12322 the G20 in reality should be addressing the reshaping of eco-systemic approaches to global governance with far greater urgency than the reshaping of economic governance of the global markets.
within contemporary economic modelling a value is placed on a mature tree or a school of tuna in isolation of its relationship to the entire ecosystem. however the ability of the whole far exceeds the sum of its parts.

all the myriad of parts are necessary for the overall performance of the entire system, a system which we humans are intrinsically a part, not separate from.
removing parts of the system by overhunting or excessive felling of rainforest disturbs the whole system, irreversibly.

humans are not existing in isolation from these systems. therefore much greater care should be exercised when disturbing the equilibrium of ecosystems. they are all sensitive and absolutely essential for our continued survival.

we should be continually relaxing and refining the resources extracted from the natural environment so as to minimise impacts on the balance of the systems. benchmarks have to be reappraised with an objective view on a commitment to future generations of humans that will be just as determined to survive as we are, hopefully within the context of dynamic ecosystems.

healthy, flourishing ecosystems make good sense if we have the least concern at all for the rights of future generations. do we have a right in 2009 to make a determination on the sustainability of life in the year 3009.

our contemporary viewpoints on economic governance have brought mankind to a perilous juncture, where the environment is finding new equilibrium;no one can ‘peer through the mists of the future’ to discern what new forces will be invoked as the earth rebalances.

now is the time to turn our attention and synergy back to the nourishment, care and nurturing of our immediate environments & get that right, first. then other aspirations can be fulfilled.

mankinds entire approach to the earth has to be
re-engineered, keyed to establishing dynamic harmony with natural environment, not continually attacking it.

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