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Project Save the World offers this website for the free exchange of ideas on preventing six threats to humankind: • War and Weapons/ • Global Warming/ • Famine/ • Pandemics/ • Radioactive Contamination/ and • Cyber Risks. Please use the following features to share ideas:   

  • Read, discuss, and endorse the “Platform for Survival.” If your NGO wishes, please feel free to adopt the entirety of it as your own program of action. 
  • Read and post your ideas on the comments columns of all global threats and complementary issues
  • Watch videos of our daily talk show (or listen to the podcasts or read the transcripts), then discuss them in the comments column of each show. You can access the video shows in two ways: by clicking on the comprehensive list in the top menu bar of this page, or by clicking on one of the threats or complementary issues and selecting a relevant show. 
  • Subscribe to Peace Magazine as paper edition, or digital edition with 30 translations through PressReader, or read the free text-only archive at www.peacemagazine.org.
  • Visit our Youtube channel, www.Youtube.com/c/tosavetheworld. You can watch the live broadcasts there and send in questions for the speakers. Also, one of our talk shows is running there 24/7. We also beginning to show videos there that are created by other groups about global issues 
  • Subscribe to our occasional newsletter, The Trumpet. 
  • Join our Global Town Hall on the last Sunday of every month.

How to Locate Resources on This Website

Type the title of the show or the name of one of the panelists into the search bar, and hit “enter.” You will see a list of contributions by that speaker. Click the one you want.

 Click on “List of Talk Shows” in the blue menu bar at the top of the home page. Choose the talk show you want from the list it presents. Choose whether you want to watch the video, listen to it as a podcast, or read the transcript.”

On the home page, scroll down to one THREAT. Click on your choice of the talk shows and choose whether you want it as the video, the podcast, or the transcript.”

On the home page, scroll down to find the specific POLICY SECTOR that interets you. Click on a talk show that interests you and choose whether you want it as a video, a podcast, or a transcript.”

On the home page, scroll down to choose the THREAT that interests you. Click on “Article” to read the overview article by the contributing editor.

On the home page, scroll down to PLATFORM FOR SURVIVAL. Click on one of the 25 PLANKS to read the essay by one of our team.

On the home page, scroll down to PLATFORM FOR SURVIVAL. Click on one of the 25 PLANKS to read the essay by one of our team.

After you have seen or heard a talk show (you can find the by following the instructions shown to the left), scroll down and to see the comment column for that show. Follow the instructions for replying or posting. You can attach a photo with the paper clip or change portions of text to boldface or italics. If someone replies, we will let you know without disclosing your email address.”

On the home page, scroll down to find the specific THREAT that interests you. Click on “comments” and you will be taken to a page showing many comments by others. Scroll up an inch or two to find instructions for posting your own comment. You may wish to share an article you’ve read or simply enter a few words. You can attach photo or change part of your text to boldface, italics, etc. If someone replies to your comment, we will let you know (without disclosing your email address to viewers).”

On the home page, scroll down to find the specific POLICY SECTOR that interests you. Click on “comments” and you will see a page showing many comments by others. Scroll up an inch or two to find instructions for posting your own comment. You may wish to share an article you’ve read or simply enter a few words. You can attach photo or change part of your text to boldface, italics, etc. If someone replies to your comment, we will let you know (without disclosing your email address to viewers).”

On the home page, find the ‘ Events’ section on the blue menu bar at the top. Click it to READ about events. A page will open. Choose an event that interests you and click on “view event details” for more information.”

When you click “Events” In the blue menu bar on home page, another option appears: “ADD YOUR EVENT.” Click on that to post an upcoming event. A new form will open where you can enter the relevant information, which upon approval will appear on the events listing for everyone to read. Of course, Project Save the World is not responsible for the accuracy of the information posted here.

THREATS

This website fosters the exchange of ideas for preventing six catastrophes. Below is a menu for each of these global threats. Click to choose among the following options: to read an overview article about the threat; to read comments posted by others and respond or post a remark of your own; to watch a relevant video discussion by informed panelists; to listen to the discussion as an audio podcast; or to comment on one of those talk shows.

POLICY SECTORS

To save the world, we must prevent the six urgent global threats named above. In addition, several chronic global problems must also be addressed in order to greatly reduce these six threats. The last five planks in the Platform for Survival focus on such pervasive contextual problems, which we classify here with three categories: Governmental issues, Economic issues, and issues for Civil Society. They, like the six threats, are interdependent. We classify human rights abuses as issues of “governance.”

In May 2018 we held a two-day conference for activists at the University of Toronto where experts lectured on the six global threats. On day two, breakout groups chose 25 proposals for world-wide changes that, if fully implemented, would greatly reduce the risk of all six global threats. This platform resembles (but is somewhat broader than) the “Green New Deal.” We offer it to NGOs and social movements everywhere to adopt as a common platform of action. By unifying in support of a shared list of proposals, we may increase the overall impact on public opinion and political change. Each plank is appropriate as a policy for every country on the planet. 

Click on any plank to open an essay explaining why we think it is worth supporting. 

War and Weapons:

01. All states owning or hosting nuclear weapons shall immediately de-alert them and commit to no-first-use
02. All states, including those in NATO, shall sign, ratify, and within 10 years comply with the TPNW.
03. All states shall reduce their militaries and not plan war for “national security.”
04. All states shall develop a UN Emergency Peace Service to protect civilians and respond to crises
05. All states shall ratify and fully implement the Arms Trade Treaty
06. UN Convention on CCW and all states shall prohibit developing or deploying lethal autonomous weapons.

Global Warming:

07. All states shall swiftly adopt maximally stringent efficiency standards for cars, trucks, ships, and aircraft.
08. The International Code Council shall adopt stringent performance-based building codes.
09. All states shall adopt norms and procedures for the production, recovery, and recycling of materials
10. All states shall accelerate R&D of HVDC electric grids, energy storage, and Demand System Management
11. All states shall incorporate environmental considerations in developing national dietary food guides
12. All states shall negotiate to preserve and protect forests and enhance carbon sinks

Famine:

13. All states shall accelerate SDG efforts to end poverty and enable all to obtain food and potable water
14. All states shall support improvements of soil health for resilient food production and carbon sequestration

Pandemics: 

15. WHO shall promote nations’ use of Incident Management System for early detection and response to pandemics
16. UN shall adopt a ‘one health approach’ integrating veterinary medicine and environmental science to mitigate disease emergence and antimicrobial resistance and to ensure the continuation of agriculture and civilization

Radioactive Contamination: 

17. All states shall shift rapidly to effective generation of electricity by using renewable energy.
18. All states shall prioritize the long-term control and safe storage of radioactive wastes, with public review.

Cyber Risks: 

19. The UN shall declare cyberspace a peaceful commons and create a binding treaty for international cyber norms.
20. Manufacturers of ICT hardware and software shall be liable for negligent security failures that cause harm.

Complementary Issues (In Governance, Economy, Civil Society): 

21. All states shall support SDGs, tax wealth and financial transactions, and redistribute funds equitably.
22. All multilateral institutions shall heed the demands of international civil society alliances for justice.
23. Sub-national governments and non-state actors shall exercise leadership in solving global problems.
24. Investors and regulators shall compel all businesses to comply with the U.N. Global Compact.
25. Social movements and states shall prioritize Sustainable Common Security to address shared global challenges.

Sign the Platform for Survival

If you agree with at least 20 of the 25 items in our Platform, we welcome your endorsement! Just fill in (and submit) the form below to indicate your support. NB: Items marked * are required.

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