"Humankind has become a force of nature. Shaping the planet, at an unknown speed, like no other force of nature or species has done before. We are part of nature. We are nature, benefit from nature and influence nature. We are also connected to past, present and future generations, through our history, people alive now, our children and their children. And so on. We have an obligation to allow future generations to choose their present, their development and their future. We have a duty not to restrict them in this." - Judge C.G. Weeramantry
Sustainable Development and the Rights of Future Generations Commission in Tunisia
I suggest as we go forward, we also pay attention to what I call ‘bottom-up initiatives', ‘bottom-up empowerment' making sure that they too, that all the individuals and ad-hoc and informal coalitions can be mobilized to support our efforts to protect the interest of future generations in our planet.