Daniel Dahm - The intrinsic tie between economy and ecology - Colloqui di Martina Franca 2014
1. “Quale Economia,
per quale Benessere”
22/24 maggio 2014
J. Daniel Dahm
The intrinsic tie between
economy and ecology.
Basic terms and principles of
sustainability in its transdisciplinary
„I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life
that wants to life“
As Commons we understand ﬁrst the entirety of all local, regional and
global „natural resources“.
Examples are the ecological diversity including the biological and
genetical multiplicity, the fertility of the soils and vegetation, the
plentifulness of ﬂora and fauna of the oceans, rivers and lakes, the
stability and resilience of the global climate and ecosystem, the raw
materials and the water resources.
They serve all (present and future) humans and the animate world as
base of life and so they are common goods.
Secondly the deﬁnition includes analogously also the cultural and social
fundamentals of humankind in its varying local, regional and global
the cultural and social diversity.
That includes knowledge, information and education, tradition and
values, health and participation, legal security and freedom.
They are created by the mutually shared exchange of all (past, present
and future) humans and they serve as base of culture, politics, society
and economy for everyone, and so they are common goods.
exhaustion of the global
= Depletion of the ecological
resilience, extermination of the
diversity of life, loss of the
given fertility, destruction of the
I don´t know this indian ->
“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us.
If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?
[...] All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life: he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself”
See-at-la, or Seattle, Chief of the Duwamish, 1855,
in a letter to the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.