Some of the Plights Besetting the West

EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org is sensitive to four intertwined plights embedded in the fabric of chiefly Western societies, which are thus generally perceived as intractable. Firstly: global warming and man-made climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change we are headed toward a rise of 3.7 to 4.8°C (or 2.5 to 7.8°C when climate uncertainty is included) by 2100 unless we undertake agressive mitigating measures

Secondly: our industrial food system, with its steady land clearing, tillage, application of fertilizers, pesticides and GMOs, and dependence on oil is, as estimated by Grain NGO, responsible for a staggering 44% to 57% of anthropogenic GHG emissions. 

Thirdly: as Norberg-Hodge shows in 'Local is Our Future', globalization undermines food, water and energy security, further exacerbates climate chaos, and leads to unemployment. Finally: Spain, and the world at large, are experiencing a worrisome rural exodus which results in rapidly expanding urban sprawls with exceedingly large carbon footprints.

EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org as a Holistic Solution

Depopulated villages and towns agreeing to join EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org (EPMA) commit to recruiting participants, the 'co-stewards', and making land available to set up a 'seed agora'. Co-stewards receive training in regenerative organic farming (ROF) and permaculture: the science of both has been shown to have climate-change mitigating and adaptation potential. Co-stewards also receive training in ecological economics and economic globalization and localization. 

This training assists co-stewards in establishing the seed agora, which grows food and fibre, raises livestock, keeps a seed bank and a nursery, imparts eco-literacy, organizes cultural activites, and promotes eco-tourism. The training also assists co-stewards in reviving the economic life of the village/town, thereby contributing to its sustainable development. After four years or successful co-stewardship seed agoras turn into 'seedling agoras' and receive only on and off supervision. In eight years the hydraulic and nutrient cycles are re-established and the seedling agora turns into a self-sufficient 'ecosystem agora', now poised to pass on the co-stewardship experience to a neighbouring seed agora. 

EPMA staff arranges all these processes and runs the 'global agora', where the economic literacy is imparted and payment for ecosystem services to the agoras is overseen.

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