Why nations need to share
Humanity has reached an impasse. Despite ongoing development efforts since the foundation of the United Nations, the international community has failed to end global poverty or prevent environmental degradation. The policies that drive the global economy have also magnified the gap between rich and poor, led to conflict over the planet’s natural resources, and resulted in an ecological crisis that threatens life on earth. The following pages outline the extent of this global emergency and the need for an alternative approach to managing the world’s resources based upon economic sharing and international cooperation.