A New Beginning
Genesis Facility announces an Earth Stimulus Package
Our planet is at a crossroad. The economic disparities within the developing and developed nations has deepened while the planet’s life support system is heading toward collapse. In the developing world, over 70B$ in foreign aid is being spent annually and yet extreme poverty and hunger are spreading. In the developed world, financial market chaos has caused massive unemployment and economic decline.
To set our planet on a new course for achieving sustainability, we require a global renewal partnership between the developing and developed nations. The partnership begins by meeting basic human needs for those at the bottom of the pyramid, and continues by enabling them to grasp the first rung of the economic ladder. It requires mobilizing the technological and management expertise of the developed countries, and major investments in the poorest nations. It requires government, science and industry to collaborate with community groups and NGO’s to facilitate good business practices, transaction governance and transparency. It requires companies to revolutionize how they conduct business in developing nations to meet the new consumer needs of 80% of the world’s people. It also requires unparalleled investment in renewable energy to halt climate change, and a quantum shift to green industry which consumes less of our planet’s resources.
Each country has its own complex set of social, economic and environmental priorities, requiring a systematic analysis of each sector of its national economy and requiring a legal framework for compliance with international conventions, treaties and laws, and for the development of sustainability legislation. In the developing world, many factors hinder a country’s ability to enter the world market, including: insufficient foreign currency; legal and social disparities based on gender, ethnicity, or caste; lack of infrastructure; health issues like malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS and waterborne diseases; unstable political landscapes; and geographic barriers. In the developed world, dependence on domestic markets and trade between developed economies has led to a saturation of consumer goods and services for 20% of the world’s people. The enormous imbalance between these two worlds is unsustainable, and must be eliminated by a new global paradigm.
National Renewal Plans will finance the fundamental shift in world trade practices and foreign aid policies, as demanded by the G-77 and acknowledged by the G-20. By adopting National Renewal Plans, the developing countries will transcend trade and currency barriers and enable their private sectors to stimulate job creation for the poor, thereby meeting basic human needs while initiating the shift from aid to trade and bringing their 80% of the world’s people into the global economy. By similar adoption, the developed countries will reach social, economic and environmental policy objectives, and revitalize major industries while facilitating the transfer of sustainable technology, products and services to those at the bottom of the pyramid, thereby forging the global renewal partnership.