We believe
The challenges facing our planet and humanity require fresh thinking and creative approaches.

We acknowledge
The vital role of nature and ecosystems and recognize that our relationship with natural habitats and each other must change to sustain life on Earth.

We value
The life, ingenuity, and equality of every person.

We celebrate
The individual and collective responses of social behavior, arts, customs, belief systems, and norms have sustained and developed cultures over millennia. We have conviction in their pivotal role in unbounded thinking for a better long-term future.

Climate change
Recognizing the need for an effective and progressive response to the urgent threat of climate change based on the best available scientific knowledge [1].

Emphasizing the intrinsic relationship that climate change actions, responses, and impacts have with equitable access to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty [2].

Nature & Ecosystems
Acknowledging that Planet Earth is ‘one ecosystem’: a dynamic complex of plant, animal, and micro-organism communities, and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit [3].

Emphasizes the role of ecology to study the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment, and the importance of understanding the vital connections between plants, animals, and the world around them [4].

People & Equity
Championing the United Nations’ recommendations of Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is shaped around People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership, and in particular recommendations that put people and social equity at the center of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

Reaffirming the belief that: “We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment” [5].

Acknowledging that structural transformations at any level take time and that the fast-paced climatic and technological changes must take into account a long-term future yet to be envisaged.

Endorsing the role of Futures Literacy of UNESCO [6] and the Resilience Frontiers Initiative of UNFCCC [7] in exploring pathways for a transformed future as a collective intelligence process.

Arts & Culture
Underpinning the role of arts, cultures, and indigenous values, as manifestations of human intellectual achievements created in an evolutionary way in response to climatic conditions, including – but not limited to – both a tangible and intangible heritage.

Acknowledging that culture is more than what is inherited from the past. Culture is also, and above all, a living, dynamic and participatory present reality. It therefore must be included as we reimagine the relationship between humans and the environment [8].

Appreciating the vital role of culture for the ecological consciousness of individuals and societies in addressing and processing unexpected events facing humanity – such as global pandemics, climate change threats or civil unrests, and the need for emotional healing.

Supporting the New European Bauhaus Initiative, a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal [9] to living spaces and experiences shaped around a beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive future [10].

Recognizing that spiritual values drive individual behaviors for more than 80% of the people living on Earth. In many countries, spiritual beliefs and religions are the main drivers of cultural values, social inclusion, political engagement, and economic prosperity [11].

Respecting all religions and belief systems and recognizing their roles on every continent, including —but not limited to— the Christian heritage of Europe.

Accepting the unequivocal role of science in overcoming global challenges, based on the principle that any system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena entails unbiased observations and systematic experimentation. Science involves the pursuit of knowledge covering general truths or the operations of fundamental laws [12].

Promoting the multidisciplinary scientific exchange of natural and social sciences for the benefit of humanity.

Technology & Innovation
Recognizing the role of technology development, transfer, and innovation, and the unprecedented consequences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and frontier technologies on the way we live and communicate with each other.

Acknowledging the first global agreement on UNESCO's Ethics of Artificial Intelligence [13].

Encouraging all forms of explorations and discovery, in the scientific context of geography, space, and materials.

Territorial Integration
Noting, that today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion expected to increase to 68% by 2050 [14]. During the pandemic that started in 2020, cities become ‘ground zero’ with 90% of reported COVID-19 cases [15].

Recognizing that the territorial integration of cities with their immediate surroundings, including —but not limited to— rural areas, will impact future models of self-sustainability.

Recognizing the recommendations of the New Urban Agenda of UN-HABITAT [16], as a shared vision for a better, more sustainable, and inclusive urban future for all, leaving no one —and no place— behind. 

  1. The Paris Agreement (2015), Preamble, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  2. The Paris Agreement (2015), Preamble, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  3. The Convention of Biological Diversity (2019), Article 2
  4. The Ecological Society of America
  5. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015), United Nations
  6. Futures Literacy, UNESCO
  7. The Resilience Frontiers Initiative of UNFCCC (2019)
  8. Laudato Si’ Encyclical Letter (2015), (143)
  9. The European Green Deal (2019)
  10. The New European Bauhaus
  11. UNEP
  12. Definition of science, Encyclopaedia Britannica
  13. The Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, UNESCO 2021
  14. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  15. United Nations, COVID-19 in an Urban World
  16. The New Urban Agenda of UN-HABITAT 2017

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