Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Green Conergence's Vision and Mission

Green Convergence’s Vision. Synergy of multi-sectoral organizations, communities, and individuals who constantly will work for safe food, healthy environment, and sustainable economy as the cornerstone of sustainable development.

Green Convergence’s Mission. As a synergy of the green movement in the Philippines, the Green Convergence will build a critical mass of citizens that understand the interconnectedness of issues of food, environment, and economy to achieve sustainable development.

To do this, the Green Convergence will endeavor:
  1. To build mechanisms for closer coordination, sharing of knowledge and capacities, and cross-cutting strategies within the Philippine environmental movement;
  2. To be a force that can exert stronger pressure on the government and business sectors in behalf of civil society for a genuine implementation of sustainable development; and
  3. To support thematic issues and local/community struggles that impact on safe food, healthy environment, and sustainable economy.
At present, the Green Convergence promotes Philippine Agenda 21 (PA 21) in general and in particular:
  • organic agriculture;
  • breastfeeding;
  • solid waste management; and
  • community-based resource management.
However, the Green Convergence opposes:
  • mining as it is promoted by the Mining Act of 1995;
  • genetic engineering as applied to food and feed;
  • JPEPA; and
  • the proposal to resurrect the defunct Laiban Dam Project.
The Green Convergence hopes to grow by attracting other organizations concerned with the above issues, as well as those with other advocacies that support the pursuit of Safe Food, Healthy Environment, and Sustainable Economy.

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