At the radio program of the Ukrainian radio “Culture. Live” lawyer Alexander Lupeiko shared his conclusions on the results of human rights activities in the field of ecology
Introducing the author’s article by Vladimir Kosterin, head of the «Risk Reduction Foundation» (Swiss) «Ecotax labor reform — the mechanism of green economy». The idealization of the free market — the old way of economic thought. Once our ancestors believed that the Earth is flat and rests on three giant whales. Now, hardly anyone would agree that their children were taught in schools such a «geography»,
Vladimir Kosterin, the head of the Risk Reduction Foundation, an honorary leader of the Green Party of Ukraine, a candidate of sciences on state management said in an interview to Kyiv Weekly about the ideology of the Green movement in the XXI century which was generated under the influence of increasing risks and threats on the Planet. It sums up the achievement of human thought and gives answers to all challenges.
From the position of the green economy, the economic system of humanity is not seen as a «thing in itself», but as an open dependent subsystem within a larger system of the biosphere of the planet. In such an approach the cost of goods should include not only the costs directly incurred by the person during manufacturing and consumption, but also the costs of the biosphere.
In April from 16 to 23 a «Week of trust» took place in Ukraine. Public campaign initiated by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Rajmohan, world-renowned social activist and one of the ideologues of the movement «A world without violence." The main idea of the project was to rebuild the trust among the population of Ukraine, in the government and business.
In the XXI century, economic development should not go against the environmental safety. Economy and ecology are interrelated, that is why economically profitable is only that, what is environmentally safe. The technological infrastructure is a threat to the environment in Ukraine and this leads to the formation of a negative image of the state. Accordingly, only environmentally safe country can be attractive for investments
Underflooding of large areas, floods which destroy houses and facilities, destroyed roads, bridges and utilities, lost lives, forest and grassland fires, exploding ammunition dumps, trains coming off the rails with flammable cargoes, accidents on sea transport with a spill of fuel, oil; explosions and collapses in coal mines, mining camps and quarries, unresolved problems of burning domestic and industrial waste