1. Realising that the current belief in continuous economic growth has been shown to
- be a basic threat to the Earth’s ecosystem;
- cause a widening of the gap between rich and poor nations; and
- cause an increased gap between rich and poor within each country.
2. Noting that
- the world has ever-increasing human and technical resources;
- people of the world deserve a better future; and
- governments have the power to work for a sustainable future.
3. The Global Greens Congress urges Greens throughout the world to:
- work for valuing of Nature;
- work for growth in quality of life rather than economic growth;
- promote the use of human and technical resources to create a sustainable world; and
- promote the use of economic tools like
– taxes on pollution including a carbon tax;
– Tobin tax on international currency transactions with revenue used for environmental reforms; and
– progressive taxation systems.
Realizing that we as Greens need to work out proposals for a global green economy that is sustainable for the North as well as for the South:
- We call on all Green Parties to structurally debate on a global green economy, including by setting up a Green Economy Network through the Global Greens.