Insights on Transitioning to a Sustainable World
Welcome to the Sustainably Wise Blog. Most of the articles included below were written by Rob Wheeler for distribution at UN events that he attended focusing on sustainable development. They include many suggestions and recommendations for how we can transition most rapidly towards a sustainable world and future. New articles will be added from time to time. I drafted the article on Restoring the Whole Earth just a month ago for a conference that was held at the UN on the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration
The first two files in the listing are actually reports produced by the Commons Cluster of the UN NGO Major Group that focus on adopting a Nature Based Approach for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Rob co-authored the reports and wrote the Executive Summaries that are listed below. The files at the end or bottom are from an eForum on Creating a World Parliament for the 21st Century and a new system of global governance that Rob co-coordinated that was organized through the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World over a period of three years.
The articles and papers listed below will be moved into the text boxes included at the end below, as soon as we can get to it, along with appropriate photos or cover pages that go with each of them. In the meantime we have added weblinks that will take you to where the actual articles are posted and can either be read and/or downloaded.
TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD IN HARMONY WITH NATURE - 2019: Integrating Nature while Implementing the UN’s 2019 Sustainable Development Goals addressing Goals 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17 on Education, Employment and Sustainable Economy, Equity, Climate Change, Peace & Justice 2019 Executive Summary
TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD IN HARMONY WITH NATURE - 2018: Integrating Nature while Implementing the UN’s 2018 Sustainable Development Goals addressing Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17 on Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Energy, Human Settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Means of Implementation 2018 Executive Summary
Creating a Global Campaign to Restore the Whole Earth: Recommendations for achieving the goals being pursued as a part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Carbon Farming: the Best Way to Sequester Carbon and Reverse Global Warming: An article written for the Outreach Journal at the Paris Climate Summit Conference (COP21) on how we could sequester several giga-tons of carbon through carbon farming every year
Ecovillage Climate Solutions and Sustainable Energy for All: Supporting and replicating Best Practices and Success Stories such as have been carried out in many ecovillage communities around the world could be key to our success in reversing global warming and addressing our climate emergency
Regenerative Ecovillage Solutions for the Bonn Climate Summit: Ecovillages are catalysts for change, showing that it is possible to reduce carbon footprints and create sustainable communities worldwide.
The Time for Renewables is Now!! Opportunities for Making a Rapid Transition to a Fully Renewable Energy Future
Implementing Sustainable Development in an Integrated Manner - From the Local to Global Level: An article included in UNDP’s Green Economy in Action Compilation Report (on page 13) which includes articles and excerpts that illustrate green economy and sustainable development efforts and solutions
The Global Ecovillage Network Calls for Community-led Action to Achieve the SDGs: How ecovillage communities are taking action to help achieve the SDGs in an integrated manner focusing on climate resiliency and ecosystem restoration
Creating Carbon Negative Communities - Ecovillages and the UN’s New SDGs: Examples of how ecovillage communities are transitioning to clean and renewable energy and sequestering carbon and improving soil health with biochar
Ecovillage Climate Solutions: Examples of how ecovillage communities are taking essential action at a local level to address climate change and achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Circular Economy Campaign Project Proposal: This Project Proposal was put together by Rob Wheeler and Jane Cull shortly before the Rio+20 Earth Summit Conference but then never acted upon. Please contact Rob Wheeler if you are interested in working on or supporting the development of such a Campaign - which will hopefully be incorporated as a key part of the Sustainably Wise web portal initiative.
Creating a Campaign for a Sustainable America: This section is under development. There are many files to choose from that were written or developed over the past 20 years or so by Rob Wheeler and others - including the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
World Parliament for the 21st Century: Various articles and an eForum on transforming our system of global governance - hosted by the Foundation for the Progress of Humanity through the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World and coordinated by Rob Wheeler, Germa Pelayo, & Arnaud Blin See: