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EARTH’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

EARTH’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
EARTH’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

The following is based on the unique step taken by the Bolivian government in setting up a charter of rights for Mother Earth. A few parts of the text are the original words of the Bolivian charter but we of the Aquarius Children have added, altered and modified it to be more in line with the views and opinions of the communities and governments of the world. 

The planet earth is made up of three layers, a core, a mantle, and a crust. It is upon this crust a complex and diverse living eco-system has formed. This eco-system is a unique, yet fragile, interconnected system of life and environment. It holds menagerie of complex life forms from microscopic organisms to plants, animals and humans. These life forms interact with each other and nature to form a unique and symbiotic environment that supports us all. 

This unique system is subject to climatic and geological factors as well as from needs, greed and production practices of mankind.

RIGHTS OF OUR MOTHER EARTH

1.Clean Air 
Earth has the right to expect the preservation of quality and composition of its air for sustaining living systems of the planet. Earth has the right to have its air protected from pollution ensuing the environment is maintained for the reproduction of the life forms of Mother Earth and all its components.

2.Clean
Water
Mother Earth has the right to maintain the
functionality of its water cycle.
Earth has the right to expect a sustained
existence both in quantity and quality of its water systems.
Earth has a right to expect its water
supply is safeguarded from pollution so that it can maintain an extant of life
and ensure its reproduction not extinction.
3. Diversity of life
Mother Earth has the right to preserve
differentiation and variety of beings, organisms, and plants that make up
Mother Earth.
Earth has the right to expect its existence
to be maintained without being structurally or genetically altered in any way
that would cease to be in existence in their organic form.
Earth also has the right to expect
functioning and future potential of beings, organisms, plants and fauna to be
maintained for future generations.
4. Pollution Free Living
When human action has damaged the
eco-system of Mother Earth it is their responsibility to quickly and
effectively restore all that has been affected, either directly or indirectly.
 5. Right to Recognition and Defense
Mother Earth has a fundamental right to be
recognized and defended by the peoples and governments of the world.
Earth’s right must be upheld to safeguard a
safe sustainable environment for generations yet to come.
 6. Right to continuance
Mother Earth has a right to maintenance or
restoration of the unique inter-relationships making up the complex functional
components that make up Mother Earth.
Earth has the right to maintain life cycles
and the reproduction of vital processes.
 7. Right to pollution free
environments
Mother Earth has the right to be
safeguarded from contamination by man whether that pollution is, toxic,
radioactive or other forms.
Mother Earth has a basic right to be
cleansed of these destructive pollutants.
8. Right to life
Mother Earth has the right to the future
availability of resources and bio habitats..
The maintenance of all living systems and
the natural processes that sustain them is Earth’s basic right.
These need sustainable conditions for
regeneration and renewal.
These conditions are fundamental for not
only the survival of the earth but for the very continuence of the human
race and all living creatures.
9. Right to biodegrade
The use of non-biodegradable products and
the subsequent landfill needs to cease immediately.
The planet has the right to not be altered
and polluted by non biodegradable waste.
Recycling and other measures to alleviate
this abuse has to be a fundamental and prioritized program of any body
governing earths rights.

GOVERNMENTS
DUTIES TO EARTH
·        
The
governments and peoples of the planet must come to a unilateral agreement on
all matters relating to earth’s rights.
·        
A
body such as the U.N. must monitor and maintain these rights without preference
to any country or any nation holding the power of veto.
·        
This
body must be able to implement laws and prosecute by international juridical
court those disregarding the right of the earth.
ADMINISTRATION
AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
World government as an individual and collective must work
in unison to ensure the existence and continued sustainability of resources and
usage thereof so that the earth may absorb and adapt to damage shocks and be
able to replenish and regenerate without altering significantly the earth’s
natural cycles and must recognize that living systems are limited in their
ability to regenerate and that mankind are still limited their ability to undo
actions that cause adverse reactions within the balance of nature.
GOVERNING
MANDATE
1. Develop public
policies and systematic actions of prevention, early warning, protection, and
precaution in order to prevent human activities causing the extinction of
living populations, the alteration of the cycles and processes that ensure
life, or the destruction of livelihoods, including cultural systems that are
part of Mother Earth.
2. Develop balanced
forms of production and patterns of consumption to satisfy the needs of the
inhabitants of the earth to live well, while safeguarding the regenerative
capacity and integrity of the cycles, processes and vital balance of Mother
Earth.
3. Develop policies to
protect Mother Earth from the multinational and international scope of the
exploitation of its components, from the commodification of living systems or
the processes that support them, and from the structural causes and effects of
global climate change.
4. Develop policies to
ensure long-term energy sovereignty, increased efficiency and the gradual
incorporation of clean and renewable alternative sources into the energy
matrix.
5. Demand international
recognition of environmental debt through the financing and transfer of clean
technologies that are effective and compatible with the rights of Mother Earth,
among other mechanisms.
6. Promote the growth
and recognition of right of Mother Earth in multilateral, regional and
bilateral international relations.
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