#4 Global action: collaborate for system change

This ambitious pathway focuses on working globally, politically or on a large-scale, or boldly focusing on leveraging change in a significantly problematic area.

Be part of global collaboration

  • Advocate for any or all UN policies for peace, equality and sustainability that you feel able to support.
  • Work to embed the Sustainable Development Globals, or Global Goals.
  • Join global alliances for regeneration and protection of ecosystems.

Expose corruption and create opportunities for participatory democracy

  • Work for more inclusion in democratic and civic processes that tackle the Earth crisis and end corruption.
  • Actively support indigenous people and people from Most Affected Areas to participate in global dialogue for a sustainable planet.
  • Offer resources and space for activists to learn, and to plan actions for systemic change.
  • Enable pluralistic, conversational learning to combat propaganda and corruption, and develop critical thinking and global awareness in your audiences.

Culture can restore and repair ecosystems

  • Practice or promote directly reparative forms of arts & design, e.g, artists actively involved in restoring land on a large scale, including peatlands, wetlands, oceans and forests.
  • Promote Bioregionalism as an alternative frame to growth-obsessed nationalism. Bioregions are the largest & most efficient sense of scale where connections based on place make sense.
  • Work for a law to end Ecocide and bolster laws to protect Earth and human rights.

Take legal action

Potentially every young, indigenous, displaced or affected person could sue governments and companies on grounds of violation of their rights. There is everything to play for in challenging these powers on the question – who bears the culpability for climate change and liability for its costs and consequences? Could you form a group and get support of a pro bono lawyer to make a case?

Inspiration and Resources

The Global Goals

The Global Goals are extremely important for everyone to understand, as they guide all international co-operation on environmental and social justice. They are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. They were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. You might want to take a critical view of Goal 8 — economic growth. See this goal-by-goal guidance, aimed at the Cultural sector. And guidance for Museums and the SDGs.

United for Biodiversity Coalition

Working to restore global biodiversity and calling for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness about the need to protect biodiversity.

Support the Earth Protectors

Campaign to make Ecocide an international crime against peace. They are keen on the role of arts and culture to explore and promote this idea.

Natural Climate Solutions

Creating a better world for wildlife and people. aim is to prevent climate breakdown by restoring our life support systems.


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