Biodiversity, water and natural resource management – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Biodiversity, water and natural resource management – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

“Price it right, use it well”. From the perspective of market logic, this is the only feasible solution to the looming shortages of fresh water on the planet. Yet the very idea of commodifying the commons, the most basic fundamentals of human rights, is anathema, or should be.  There have to be better solutions and indeed there are. But for them to be inserted at the appropriate levels of infrastructure in ways that will not benefit only the elite and middle class will require more than magic.  It requires the active investment of  time, energy and conscious will of us all.

Author: Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.