We recognize human economic activities as depending on the greater ecological sphere. We declare the need for understanding of these activities as a part system of the ecological sphere, which urges us to work for making these activities into a functioning system within the ecological sphere. So far the economic systems have not regarded this relationship, other than counting on the natural resources. It is time to be economic in the relationship with the ecological sphere in a sustainable way.
a) To develop ecological controlled agriculture:
The production of food is fundamental. Agriculture should be a harmonious way of enjoying the fruits of nature, not a battle for survival, as the one "agribusiness" fights with pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and artificial fertilizers. Agriculture should work with nature, not against it. We therefore will encourage the implementation of agricultural practices, according to the rules of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements or Demeter, and support the development of proper control instruments of ecological/organic products.
b) To develop use of renewable and sustainable energy sources:
The use of energy should be in balance with the amount of energy input in the ecological sphere, which means the inflow of sun energy. Today we live on a saved energy "capital" in the form of fossil fuels (coal and mineral oil), which originally was sun energy, too, stored in the ecological sphere billion of years ago. We therefore will encourage 1) The development of renewable and sustainable energy production, which means: i) Biomasses - Energy through plants intake of sun energy in photosynthesis. Out take through firewood, methane gas production and alcohol. ii) Water- and Wind power - Energy through climatic effects of sun energy. Out take through power plants. iii) Sun energy - Energy directly from the source. Out take through sun heating and photo voltaic cells. 2) The development of energy saving measures, such as less energy demanding technologies and more energy efficient technologies.
c) To develop ecologically sustainable use of resources and reduction of waste:
Most resources are terminate, which means that the present level of use can not be sustained. Production must be based on a recycling use of resources, leading to a reduction of the amount of waste, which today exceeds the absorption capacity of the ecological sphere. We therefore will encourage 1) The development of recyclable products and the necessary infrastructure for recycling. 2) The minimal use of packaging
d) To develop environmentally sane transportation systems:
We see the development of communications as a positive step for humanity, especially when it comes to the exchange of thought. However the biggest stress on the ecological sphere is imposed by transportation. We therefore will encourage 1) The development of decentralized production units, bringing producers closer to consumers, when appropriate 2) The development of energy saving, less polluting transportation technologies.
As we recognize the interdependence between humanity and the ecological sphere, we conclude that necessary action must be taken immediately to secure a common future for us all.
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