Humanity faces an existential emergency comprising many interlinked catastrophic risks which are now arriving together.
Their collective scale is so great that few grasp it. Together, these risks endanger our ability to maintain a civilization, possibly even to persist as a species.
The basic cause is the sheer scale of the human enterprise: overpopulation, overconsumption, inequality, poor choice of technologies and poor social arrangements.
The crisis is vast, complex and interconnected. It affects everyone on Earth. Dimensions described by speakers at the conference include:
However, the Conference also concluded that there is much that can be done to curb the danger, limit the threats, reduce the number of lives lost to them – and improve human prosperity and wellbeing as a consequence.
The Conference called on the governments, companies and communities of the world to develop and implement an urgent plan of action that addresses all the risks and their integrated nature.
Speakers also advocated specific measures requiring immediate action, such as:
The Conference agreed that these matters were of the greatest urgency for all – and were not, collectively, receiving sufficient attention and priority from the world’s governments, institutions, corporations, policy and decision makers.
It appealed to the people of the Earth to press for action, and to take it in their own lives, to deliver a safer, fairer human future.
The Conference was hosted in the interests of humanity and our home Planet by:
Common Home of Humanity (CHH)
At the conclusion of the Conference, speakers and attendees resolved to express their deep concern about the combined threats to the human future described here, and the necessity for urgent global action to overcome them.
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