Ecostrategics: A New Discipline for Addressing Global Challenges


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Ecostrategics is being proposed for consideration for all concerned in academia, business and government with ecologically safe livelihoods, habitats, consumption, production, finance and this is for generating convergence of actions across the disciplines of learning. Dr.Muhammad Mukhtar Alam , a Cognitive Psychologist is proposing this for maximizing generation of responses globally for mitigating the climate change and securing ecologically safe habitats for all across the world. This is a seminal contribution with copyright of Dr.Muhammad Mukhtar Alam

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  • Idea occurred on 7 august 2008 along with may susrvive even after the destruction of human life..The last Day of Judgement will be there..Billions of Muslims believe in that and it is those who do not believe need to realise the interest of children of 40 th century..AIDS
  • Ecostrategics: A New Discipline for Addressing Global Challenges

    1. 1. Ecostrategics © An innovative discipline of learning and practice for accelerating work on national and global ecological safety -proposed by Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Alam Executive Director, Centre for Ecological Audit, Social Inclusion and Governance, a collaborative project of Sewa, Labour League Foundation and Sufi Trust
    2. 2. Why Ecostrategics <ul><li>Climate change requires personal, social, organisational, national and international response </li></ul><ul><li>Non-compliance of globally agreed decisions based on evidences endanger the interests of nations and future generations </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional definitions of power based on the control of non-renewable resources are no longer valid and are detrimental to collective human survival interests </li></ul>
    3. 3. Content of Ecostrategics <ul><li>Sustainability analysis of the policy proposals-economy, polity, culture </li></ul><ul><li>Criticality analysis of the consumption patterns- the extent to which they are sustainable and critical- basic needs vs luxury </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of simultaneity/non-simultaneity in policies of the nations </li></ul><ul><li>Equity analysis of the consumption patterns- whether all have the renewable resource based cosumption </li></ul>
    4. 4. Content of Ecostrategics..contd <ul><li>Analysis of the foreign policy with reference to impact on the sustainability of consumption and production patterns for example ecostrategic consideration would require US to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of tourism policy- ecologically sustainable tourism is the only way out, tourists encouraged to donate surplus for poor of the world requiring support in the creation and preservation of ecologically sustainable consumption </li></ul>
    5. 5. Essential qualifications of an ecostrategist <ul><li>In dept knowledge of the local habitats with reference to life supporting resources for example knowledge of all that is available locally for food, transport, housing and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of pre-petromodern lifestyles and appreciation of ecological sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency in the generating reports based on the findings of sustainability analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Command over application of concepts and tools related to sustainability analysis </li></ul>
    6. 6. Environment impact assessment and ecostrategists <ul><li>EIAs till now measure the impact on the diversities that is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to assess whether the infrastructure and processes involved in the production process will have all the resources in 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Energy insecure habitats and production processes are not sustainable-skyscrapers and other non-renewable resource based resource in itself are not sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Al Gore needs to learn that it is not only the solar panels that ensure ecological sustainability of boats. He did not realise that all the inputs for the production of components would not be able for the children of 40 th century…ensuring 100% ecologically sustainable production </li></ul>
    7. 7. 40 th century memorials/benchmarks <ul><li>Ecostrategic analysts and policy makers are aware of the interests of the children of 40 th century… chaleeswein sadi ke dilli wale .. </li></ul><ul><li>Be always aware whether Indian/Chinese children will have access to the services and infrastructures in 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Ecostrategists essentially download the interests of the children of 40 th century in here and now without waiting for miraculous energy and resource solutions </li></ul>
    8. 8. Ecostrategic analysis of Olympics <ul><li>We cant have Olympics in the 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Olympics as it started in Greece were ecologically sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Local Melas with local game competitions are ecologically sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologically hostile structures would not be there in 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Let us halt GHG emissions and stop Olympics </li></ul>
    9. 9. Ecostrategic analysis and commonwealth games <ul><li>Land belonging to river bed of Yamuna used for creating the commonwealth village killing the future of Yamuna </li></ul><ul><li>Mirza Ghalib bemoaned the murder of Urdu poetry and Mughals by British </li></ul><ul><li>Dilli has been looted of the riverbed </li></ul><ul><li>Halt the commonwealth games. a legacy of colonial occupation of motherland </li></ul>
    10. 10. Ecostrategic Art and culture <ul><li>Products of art and culture to ensure reduction in the emission of GHGs </li></ul><ul><li>Travel inducing cultural engagements to be reduced through promotion of local carbon neutral cultural engagements </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologically sustainable materials and energy only for production and consumption of the artistic and cultural products </li></ul>
    11. 12. Ecostrategic transport <ul><li>Ecologically sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Revival of traditional transport system- bullock cart ,horse driven carriages </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminating dependence on non-renewable resource based transport systems </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of habitats with ecologically sustainable modes of transport </li></ul>
    12. 14. Follow the instructions - an Ecostrategic imperative <ul><li>Abidance to the commands of Allah and messengers is an Ecostrategic imperative </li></ul><ul><li>Do not obey atheistic intellectuals </li></ul><ul><li>Atheistic thinkers continue to misguide while promoting ecologically hostile liberalism </li></ul><ul><li>Their intellectual uncertainties are getting ecologically detrimental </li></ul>
    13. 16. Ecostrategic communication <ul><li>Stop atheistic communication on the secrets of creation and follow the revealed communication </li></ul><ul><li>Dominance of atheistic super text/ meta narrative on monotheistic science must end </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution needs to be sought in the monotheistic framework as that is the only framework fit for resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Atheistic debate among the community of atheists will never end </li></ul>
    14. 17. Eternal wellbeing
    15. 18. Ecostrategic leisure <ul><li>Leisure must be carbon neutral with zero emission </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of dancing and drinking intoxicating drinks and drugs need to be abandoned as at the so called hi-life </li></ul><ul><li>Psychologically mental wellbeing is possible with the adoption of culture of prayer and meditation 5 times a day </li></ul>
    16. 19. Call for prayer
    17. 20. Preparing for the end of petromodern era <ul><li>Shell is calling for meeting the energy challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Humanity may not have full scale replacement of fossil fuel based energy for all the systems and utilities based on the same </li></ul><ul><li>We must not envisage sustainability of energy intensive urban habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Go for gobar, babool and neem </li></ul>
    18. 21. Small birds powerful birds
    19. 22. Ecostrategic campaign <ul><li>Promote culture of prayer and meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt interfaith commons for transforming psychologically debilitating, socially inequitable and ecologically hostile political and cultural order of atheistic leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate usurious finance system and beat inflationary money </li></ul>
    20. 24. Ecostrategic agriculture <ul><li>Fossil fuels are not with us for all the time in future </li></ul><ul><li>We need to halt the expansion of ecologically hostile agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologically sustainable livelihoods need to be promoted </li></ul><ul><li>We just need to get Swaminathans and supporters of GM foods out </li></ul>
    21. 26. Ecostrategic human empathy <ul><li>Hear the call of the birds losing their spaces across the nations in the river basins of Yamuna, Amazon, Mississippi , Hwang Ho etc </li></ul><ul><li>Madness for creating ecologically hostile cities is globally agreed planeticide </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerating pace for creating reasons for man made destruction doomsday!!! Yes </li></ul>
    22. 28. Ecostrategic habitats <ul><li>Non-renewable energy intensive habitats are not sustainable repeat this 40 times </li></ul><ul><li>Halt acquistion of farmer lands </li></ul><ul><li>Halt acquistion of the forest lands with people in ecologically sustainable habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Halt destruction of spaces for wild birds and protect carbon sinks </li></ul>
    23. 30. Ecostrategic Kyoto Protocol <ul><li>Beat the policy of carbon credits through simultaneous lifestyle change globally </li></ul><ul><li>Beat the policy of differentiated responsibly accepted in UN MDG by 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>We must get his incorporated in Copenhagen discussions in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous reduction in GHG emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Bear the rural and urban divide for supporting the ecologically sustainable villages </li></ul>
    24. 32. Democracy of faithful <ul><li>Support creation of the democracy of the faithful for minimising emission of green house gases </li></ul><ul><li>For ending the loss of ecologically sustainable habitats, livelihoods and energy </li></ul><ul><li>For ending the rule of atheistic post-modernism in leisure and culture </li></ul>
    25. 34. Ecostrategic education <ul><li>Supports elimination of excess and exhibitionism </li></ul><ul><li>Creates supportive climate of opinion for emission of green house gases </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum renewal for meeting the challenges of the 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Choose either ecologically sustainable villages or ecologically hostile doomsday cities </li></ul>
    26. 36. Abandon skyscrapers <ul><li>Lets us remember the advertisement of Shell and the impending energy crisis </li></ul><ul><li>UN needs to follow through shifting the headquarters to horizontally spaced out location </li></ul><ul><li>Save the villages and save agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Support Mamta Banerjee in her struggle to get back the land for the farmers in Singur and Nandigram </li></ul>
    27. 38. Piety the best attire <ul><li>The verse in the holy Qur’an establishes ‘piety’ to be the best dress </li></ul><ul><li>6 billion pious men and women will save Earth for children of 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>All the dresses are for decoration but piety is the best. </li></ul><ul><li>Piety is determined by the extent to which we follow the commands and fear Allah/God/… </li></ul>
    28. 40. Ecostrategic politics <ul><li>Prevent destruction of the mines based resources </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the political visions considering the interests of children of 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Rajiv Gandhi had this vision while advocating the concept of world citizenship in the Congress manifesto of 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>All political party meet for Ecostrategic planning </li></ul>
    29. 42. Global warming <ul><li>Requires Ecostrategic solutions </li></ul><ul><li>It is man made and we need to halt this </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation not adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Abandon energy intensive skyscrapers </li></ul><ul><li>Global responses simultaneous responses </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheistic governance for addressing global governance </li></ul>
    30. 44. Ecostrategic local and global governance <ul><li>Governance for addressing emissions rather than competing in generating emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Linking preservation of ecologically sustainable modes of peaceful society to success and growth </li></ul><ul><li>Delinking emissions from growth models </li></ul><ul><li>Manmohan Singh et all are a threat to the survival of Indian children in 40 th century </li></ul>
    31. 46. Ecostrategic Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis and denotified tribes <ul><li>Do not need to crave for ecologically hostile skyscrapers laden cities </li></ul><ul><li>They need to work for creating equitable modes of ecologically sustainable coexistence in villages and rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Kill the aggression with faith based instruments, moral suasion and promotion of ecologically sustainable lifestyles </li></ul>
    32. 48. Transforming cities <ul><li>Sustainable cities preparing for children in 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming cities for making it sustainable rather destroying the villages for making cities live </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon neutral cities with ecologically sustainable transport now!! </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back horse driven carts and bullock carts </li></ul>
    33. 50. Ecostrategic Gender policy <ul><li>Gender justice in meeting the ecological challenges ..women need to contribute in meeting the challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Women thinkers need to assess policies for addressing the needs of children of 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s movement need to factor in the needs of the children of 40 th century </li></ul>
    34. 52. Ecostrategic/ messengers/ saviours <ul><li>We need to recall what they said </li></ul><ul><li>Noah, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad and all </li></ul><ul><li>Rational atheists need to address the call for reduction in the emission of GHGs </li></ul><ul><li>Faith based responses marshalled by believers need to be matched by the atheists through carbon neutral engagements </li></ul>
    35. 54. Ecostrategic Habitats <ul><li>Based on the renewable resources </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty indicators need to be revised with reference to access to ecologically sustainable basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>Skyscraper laden urban habitats guzzling fossil fuels and energy are just not sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Shell should be calling for halting the expansion of ecologically hostile spaces rather than seeking supplies of energy for unlimited demand of energy of the ecologically hostile cities </li></ul>
    36. 56. Ecostrategic struggles for ecological safety and dignity <ul><li>Electing and nominating pious leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Creating political consensus within and across the nations for electing ecologically literate and pious leaders for protecting the rights of children in 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Generation of political discourse and educating the masses for ecologically safe politics </li></ul>
    37. 58. Ecostrategic food security <ul><li>Food earned through rights means </li></ul><ul><li>Food earned through ecologically sustainable means except for meeting the survival needs </li></ul><ul><li>Boycotting intoxicating drinks and drugs and its trade-WTO to ensure </li></ul><ul><li>Taliban to ensure prevention of poppy cultivation </li></ul>
    38. 60. Ecostrategic spirituality <ul><li>Carbon neutral neighbourhood engagements for spiritual health </li></ul><ul><li>Remembrance of God/Allah for comforting the soul </li></ul><ul><li>Repentance for sins and practice of prayer 5 times a day </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheistic spirituality for all </li></ul>
    39. 62. Ecostrategic neighbourhoods <ul><li>Support in pious behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent exhibitionist consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting supportive neighbourhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting carbon neutral spiritual and pious neighbourhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood eco-watch groups and resident welfare associations for sustainable and inclusive city </li></ul>
    40. 64. Ecostrategic decision making <ul><li>Consultation for decisions affecting the farmers and their lands </li></ul><ul><li>Halting acquisition of lands- food security is more important than cheap cars for ecologically hostile cities </li></ul><ul><li>No land acquisition of the villagers </li></ul><ul><li>Save the land of farmers in Singur, Nandigram in West Bengal and elsewhere </li></ul>
    41. 65. Save green mountains
    42. 66. Getting straight with ecologically safe lifestyles <ul><li>We need to get personal for changing our lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate emission of GHGs through avoiding fossil fuel based services and utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Getting media partnerships for communicating urgent change in the lifestyles </li></ul>
    43. 68. Accelerating reduction of ecologically hostile private transport <ul><li>Boycott nano cars and other cars </li></ul><ul><li>Boycott usurious banking creating money out of thin air in the books </li></ul><ul><li>Defend footpaths for securing rights of the pedestrians </li></ul><ul><li>ensure whether the buyers have parking space before / garage facility before sale of cars </li></ul>
    44. 70. Monotheistic framework of accelerating application of Ecostrategic policies <ul><li>United national and global response requires a one governance protocol based on common shared framework for action minimising uncertainties </li></ul><ul><li>Atheistic Marxist and polytheistic social order can not be globalised </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheistic commons are part of inter-faith commons </li></ul>
    45. 72. Global unity for eco-safety <ul><li>Climate change requires unity of people and nations </li></ul><ul><li>It is critical to eliminate the divisive atheistic and polytheistic contents from the discourse and practice for following on the interfaith monotheistic commons </li></ul><ul><li>Need for unity is critical as it was never before in the history of human civilisation </li></ul>
    46. 74. Civilisation for Eternal wellbeing/ success <ul><li>Monotheistic criterion for the success of men and women and civilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Civilisations/governance supportive of usury, adultery and homosexuality has been destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologically hostile consumption also happens to be dominated by leisure engagements that are in violation of the commands of Allah/God/…./ </li></ul>
    47. 76. Ecostrategic demolition of energy intensive habitats rather than slums <ul><li>Ecologically hostile energy intensive skyscraper based urban habitats malls will be rendered inhabitable very soon </li></ul><ul><li>DDA has been seeking slum free Delhi that is good for the time being </li></ul><ul><li>but there is no future for petro-modern habitats </li></ul><ul><li>save the land of farmers in and around Delhi </li></ul>
    48. 77. Inclusive and ecologically safe city
    49. 78. Unseen ecologically hostile forces <ul><li>Seeking the path of monotheistic peace best for Ecostrategic planning and development </li></ul><ul><li>Mayan calendar predicts the destruction in the year 2012 December </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheistic narration remind us of the Day of Judgement/ pralay </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge therefore is for best preparedness for eternal and temporal wellbeing </li></ul>
    50. 80. Ecostrategic development <ul><li>Halt the loot of rural habitats for ecologically hostile industries and developers </li></ul><ul><li>Stop usurious bank creating money out of thin year fuelling the ‘development’ boom </li></ul><ul><li>40 th century benchmark for decisions </li></ul><ul><li>UN meet for creating agenda for 40 th century </li></ul>
    51. 82. Ecostrategic development planning <ul><li>Planning for the children of 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Better to be sooner than never </li></ul><ul><li>Distributive justice for renewable resource based livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Do not seek inclusion in ecologically hostile urban habitats </li></ul><ul><li>National/ International meet of the sustainable villagers and farmers </li></ul>
    52. 84. Ecologically sustainable China <ul><li>China and India need to integrate Ecostrategic principles quickly </li></ul><ul><li>They need to renegotiate their role in tacking global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Principle of differentiated responsibility for reducing green house gas emissions would not work </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous reduction is needed </li></ul>
    53. 86. Thanks <ul><li>For more introspection 5 times a day </li></ul><ul><li>For working for the rights of the children of 40 th century </li></ul><ul><li>For getting ready for thinking and acting patiently, persistently, humbly, consistently, effectively and efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>With prayers for temporal and eternal wellbeing with greetings of peace to all </li></ul>