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Mainstream, VOL LVII No 31 New Delhi July 20, 2019

Save the Earth Now Campaign and its SED 20-30 Demand

Saturday 20 July 2019

All aims of this campaign are sought to be realised within a framework of justice, peace and democracy at three levels.

Wider Aim To protect and save the life-nurturing, life-sustaining conditions of planet Earth (within the framework of justice, democracy and peace).

Specific Aims

(i) Elimination of all nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction.

(ii) Restricting global warming to 1.5o C.

(iii) Others aims considered crucial for the wider aim, to be specified from time to time.

Immediate Aim

World-level declaration of 2020-30 as the ‘Decade for Saving Earth’, signifying highest priority for the objective of protecting and saving the life-nurturing conditions of planet earth. In brief this immediate aim is called SED 20-30.

Basic Statement

Keeping in view the increasing serious threats to the life sustaining conditions of earth and the need to find time-bound solutions on most urgent basis within the framework of justice, peace and democracy, the decade 2020-30 should be declared ‘Save the Earth’ Decade. This will help to focus attention on the foremost issue—that it is of the greatest urgency today to protect the life-sustaining conditions of planet earth.

It needs to be established clearly that saving the basic life-nurturing, life-sustaining conditions of earth is the most urgent task and this should be accomplished within a framework of justice, peace and democracy. All the issues of world should be taken up with this as the central, basic aim.

Co-ordinator—Bharat Dogra

Web-site—www.bharatdogra.in

E-mail—bharatdogra1956[at]gmail.com

Postal Address—C-27, Raksha Kunj, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi-110063 (India)

Tel. No.—011 25255303, 9717450249

Two recent articles by Bharat Dogra explain the thinking of this campaign

1. Coming Decade Crucial for Our Planet’s Survival—The Statesman, May 9, 2019

2. Hindi article—Manav Itihas Ka Sabse Nirnayak DashakNavbharat Times May 7, 2019

Six books by Bharat Dogra explain the issues of this campaign

1. One Decade to Protect Life (Social Change Papers) (2015)

2. Survival Crisis—Planet in Peril—People’s Response the Only Way Forward (Vitasta Publication)—2019

3. Protecting Earth for Children—Crucial Importance of Next Decade, 2019, Social Change Papers

4. Earth Without Borders—One World for Protecting All—2019, Social Change Papers

5. Book in Hindi—Dharti Ki Raksha Ke Liye Nirnayak Hai Agla Dashak-2019, Social Change Papers

6. Khatre Mein Hai Dharti Ki Jeevandayini Shamta

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