Eco Pax Mundi Agora

 

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 

"Microagriculture permaculture seems to be an elegant way out of the impasse in which we are embroiled. With sober means and maximum efficiency, it has everything to seduce the builders of the future to enter a virtuous spiral".                                                                            -Perrine and Charles Herv√©-Gruyer, Miraculous Abundance, 2016

                                              

Eco Pax Mundi Agora seizes the opportunity that depopulated rural areas present to rethink human settlements in an intergenerational context. 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- and gender-based discrimination, Eco Pax Mundi Agora regenerates the Earth and the local economy of municipalities with the establishment of agoras.

Agoras develop in four successive stages: from starting 'seed agora', through developing 'seedling agora', into self-sufficient 'ecosystem agora'. An agora is considered as fully of age, and thus called 'mature ecosystem agora', after 30 years of co-stewardship. 

Agoras are set up by the co-stewards. Co-stewards are lifelong villagers and urban newcomers registered in a municipality member of Eco Pax Mundi Agora who receive training in regenerative organic farming and permaculture design, ecological economics and economic globalisation/localisation. 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 medical surgeries.

Eco Pax Mundi Agora works upon 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. This inbuilt solidarity renders the network relatively self-sufficient with the need of little external funding and internal support vis-√†-vis its high impact. 

Co-stewards receive the economic training at the steering bioregional agoras. There is a steering bioregional agora in each bioregion which simultaneously serves as a framework for all the agoras that are set up in the vicinity.

Eco Pax Mundi Agora 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 developing countries.

The vision inbuilt in Eco Pax Mundi Agora is in step with several goals of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, 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.



An International Ecohumanitarian Organisation

Eco Pax Mundi Agora

'Crafting Carbon-Negative Living'

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