The biological, chemical, social and political reality in which all humans beings live is changing our planet and our culture exponentially. This is the Anthropocene – a new geological age characterized by the critical impacts of human activities on the Earth’s systems. As the physical world around us is transformed, so too movements for social change must evolve if they are to have the structural integrity to survive the coming waves, winds and wars.
The UNESCO Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change solemnly expresses the concern of UNESCO Member States that climate change could create morally unacceptable damage and injustice.
Some 195 states joined a UNESCO Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change on 14 November 2017, when meeting in Paris at the 39th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. They called for global partners to mobilize around these principles.