EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org

 

Mission Statement

"By binding more and more of life in a form in which it cannot reproduce life, capitalism, and a complicit modernity, disturbs the ecological balance. How this balance is righted remains to be determined. But there are now few on the planet who dispute that the balance needs to be corrected in this beleaguered present".                                                                                                                  -Teresa Brennan, Exhausting Modernity, 2000 

                                              


EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org intends to seize the opportunity that depopulated rural areas present to rethink human settlements. It transforms the oft-barren and eroded land common in these areas following the practice of industrial agriculture into thriving carbon-negative communities. Rekindling the spirit of the agora in Ancient Greece as a place where populations gathered for assembly, discussion and provision of basic needs, but now free of status-based and gender discrimination, EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org regenerates the Earth and the local economy of municipalities with the establishment of agoras.

Agoras develop in three successive stages: from starting 'seed agora', through developing 'seedling agora', into self-sufficient 'ecosystem agora'. They are set up by the co-stewards. Co-stewards are lifelong villagers and urban newcomers registered in a municipality member of EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org who receive training in regenerative organic farming and permaculture design, ecological economics and economic localization. With the establishment of an agora co-stewards provide food and water security to the area. The low-tech training they receive further enables co-stewards to revive the economic and cultural life of the related municipality, thereby offering economic security to the area and restoring basic services including schools and general practices.

EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org works on the basis of solidarity and therefore requires that each self-sufficient ecosystem agora passes on the co-stewardship experience to a neighbouring seed agora within the same bioregion. Co-stewards receive the economic training in the 'global agoras'. There is a global agora in each bioregion which simultaneously serves as a framework for all the agoras that are set up in the vicinity.

EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org aims to start functioning in rural areas within the Tarragona province in Spain. It is conceived to be scaled up into inland Spain, and to further make inroads into rural and urban areas within the developed world, and finally into the developing world.

The vision inbuilt in EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org is in step with several goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the spirit of the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) call for a climate-smart agriculture, and the statements in the Asilomar Declaration for Sustainable Agriculture.

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EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org

‘Crafting Carbon-Negative Living'