When the basis of life is not the basis of the economy. Now correct links
Words of wisdom from John. D. Liu
NEW VERSION: We apologize for the mix-up of links in our last post. Here it is updated with the clips in the right place.
John D. Liu was speaking at the recent conference Nature Based Solutions for Water and Peace. The UN Water Conference March 22-24, 2023, at the UN Headquarters New York.
He pointed out that the basis of the economy is buying and selling, but the basis of life is nature. And without life, there is no economy.
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The first clip is about the dichotomy between business - as buying and selling - and life, which needs water, air, and functioning biosystems.
John goes on to explore the theme of everything being connected to everything else. He says we need to realise that what we are doing is determining the quality of life for all living things in the future. We have a deep sacred responsibility, its about business but it is more than that: deeply personal.
The whole conference is fascinating. It starts with a presentation from Weathermakers about how trees create rain and how restoring natural ecosystem functions can mitigate some of the effects of global warming.
In other words, peace with the Earth helps peace with the future and peace with each other.
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