… a more detailed
view of the UR …
The United Regions
General Assembly consists of representatives from all Assembly of
~~~United Regions ~~~
The Wheelhouse of Human Activity - 50 years APC
-The System of Law
-The State Of Gaia
-Human Activity Index
-The Bank of Gaia
-Global Standards Committee
Overview analysis of the
world of 50 years APC (After Paradigm Change)- in backcast.
United Regions - UR
The United Regions of the
world replaces the old paradigm’s United Nations, still using the old UN’s
New York buildings. It is operated
by a relatively small staff that coordinates communications, meetings,
processes data and publishes the results.
The vast majority of meetings are held via internet, as dictated in
a low energy-per-captia world. The
General Assembly (GA) of the United Regions (UR) consists of
representatives of all of the world’s, Assembies
of BioRegions (AoBioRegions).
The old UN Charter has been changed to meet the holistic purpose of
the United Regions based on criterion essential for Blue Planet type of interactive dynamic governance with a goal
of sustaining humanity within the Gaian system of nature for future
of the United Regions
continued integrity of the Gaian systems of life on Earth,
be the meeting place on global issues,
be keeper and auditor of global standards and laws,
arbitrate AoBioRegional disagreements,
coordinate global trade and monetary exchanges,
be the Global Peacekeeper of last resort.
Key points of fundamental understanding at the roots of UR
guiding principles were these:
Global Warming (AGW) is changing the relatively stable state of the Gaian
system, therefore a united effort to reduce the causes is essential for our
anomaly of human population growth to over 7 billion in the past millennia
is beyond the Gaian natural Carrying Capacity (CC) of our planet;
v A number
specifying precise human CC is both unknowable and irrelevant. Science guided planned attrition (fewer
births than deaths) toward CC is the only likely pathway to achieve
negative population growth;
v In order
to prevent chaotic human die-off many industries and technologies that were
developed during the fossil fuel era remain essential during the early years
of population level adjustment. The
dynamically regulated monetary flow control will hasten transition toward
only nature’s sun-activate flow-energy sources and also tidal and geothermal
energy. (the term flow energy replaces the
thermodynamically incorrect term, renewable
separation of Church and State is fundamental to harmony in a world of vastly
differing cultures and religions.
Regions, however, can maintain cultural/religious heritage bonds.
Regional appetite to join the BPG collective will quicken as Gaiacide
induced chaos begins to overtake order in various parts of the world early in
the 21st century.
Proactive, well informed leadership from all parts of the world will
be an essential element of success.
v Human wisdom
guided by verifiable, repeatable scientific data will provide essential data
for economic and sociopolitical heading, while human nature and human needs
will be considered in determining the speed of change toward dynamic
individual and collective human spirit is capable of achieving rapid
The General Assembly (GA):
Though the Global
Standards group the GA creates international law covering a variety of
areas and is the governing body that regulates all internal functions of
the UR dealing with:
Management of the global commons, i.e., the open oceans, the
atmosphere and space.
Global dispute resolution;
The GA creates the enabling documents for key UR agencies
(block diagram in Fig 5) these are:
The State Of Gaia Report
The Human Activity Index
The Global Standards
Organisation (GSO) and its companion organizations, the legal system
and the Wealth Factor (WF) system.
WF data provides feedback for the State Of Gaia Report.
The Bank of Gaia
Note: Diversity and variety are important to make any dynamic
system robust and able to recover from unexpected disturbances. However, in order to ensure peace,
harmony and exchanges of products, global standards are essential in areas
of common interest. Some specific
rules of global law, money and security must be followed by all
participating Regions. However, stewards
at all levels must not over-regulate human affairs; they must find balance.
Of Gaia Report (SoG)
This report is published monthly with a major process review
each year. The selected members of
the State of Gaia panel are
mostly scientists of geology, biology, oceans, atmosphere, etc. The report is a continuous evaluation of
data from around the world. They use
data from oceans, from the atmosphere and from space. From each Region of the dynamic society
monthly assessments as part of the monthly WF (Wealth Factor) data
reports. These data include absolute
data and rate-of-change information on forests, farmland, water and other
details. The monthly State of Gaia report also produce
trend and projections into the future (as first used in Limits To Growth) to help guide regulation
and to predict the likelihood of tipping-points.
Wherever practical, complex data from various specialties is
presented in an easy-to-understand 000 to 100 format in order that non
specialist can have at least an overview understand. This format is based on the presumption
that each category was 100% before human activity began its effect, and is
000 when a species becomes extinct or an aquifer can no longer be pumped,
or that desertification has occurred on once arable land, etc.
The State of Gaia
data is much like the diverse array of instrumentation in a nuclear plant,
or a large aircraft, or a spaceship, such as Spaceship Earth. The State Of Gaia Report and the Human Activity Index represents a
very important part of the information available to the captain of the
large and complex ship [R1]
In 1965, shortly before his death, while he was the U.S.
Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson made a most memorable
We travel together, passengers on a
little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil; all
committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from
annihilation only by the care, the work and, I will say, the love we give
our fragile craft.
Human Activity Index
Those who generate the Human
Activity Index gather data from a wide variety of sources. The purpose of this Index is to make a
continuous assessment of the state of the socioeconomic world of human
activity, of the robustness of the industrial economic world, an assessment
of the high and low limits of industrial activity, and to assess the
well-being of the humans that industry is intended to serve. Computer based projections are used to
assess apparent future outcomes of a wide variety of input conditions. Data from the Human Activity Index provides guidance to the Wealth Factor Standards group who create
the basic Wealth Factor categories.
The Human Activity Index
gathers data from;
the measure of human impact on several vital indicators of the
usage rates of non renewable resource and estimates on viable
arable land and rates of change;
Human happiness and satisfaction with life;
current human population levels and rate of change, regionally
Per capita data on each Region (Regional wealth divided by
The state of commerce and corporations.
Using computer projections, assessments are made on factors
Global human Carrying Capacity ranges presuming low, moderate
or high levels of per capita resource throughput.
Human Activity Minimum: This is the minimum amount
of total global human activity that will sustain an industrial society,
i.e., the threshold before industrial collapse. This assessment is based on a basket of
several items essential to human industrial needs.
Human Activity Optimum: This is the dynamic
society’s target. This is the level
of population that is likely to sustain an essential industrial economy
that is necessary to maintain optimum
human happiness and well-being while controlling the global human/Gaia
impact with dynamic guidance in both population and industrial throughput,
while causing minimum or no deterioration of the Gaian systems. In the future when optimum population has
been reached, human numbers will be somewhat below estimated Carrying
Capacity of planet Earth. At that
point, Gaia will be robust, resilient and able to evolve in its own
positive and negative ways and the human footprint will be just another
part of the interactive Gaian diversity.
In summary, the Human
Activity Index is a key element in providing safe regulatory guidance
to the Global Standards Organization for
their Wealth Factor control data.
The HAIndex organization
also produces two global databases that are capable of global
inter-regional exchanges that operate somewhat like the stock market of the
displays corporate stock
And also one
that displays Wealth Factors of every Region of the world.
These are explained in the next section, Dynamic Flows.
In the ship captain analogy, the Human Activity Index might be viewed as the helmsman on the
wheel and throttle; with linkages to the Global Standards Organization where Wealth Factor Regulation mechanisms act as hydraulic actuators
to slowly alter heading and speed by effecting the supply of Gaia$ dollars
in a manner that enables human self-interest to energize the changes to
progress of the good ship Human
Civilization through the mysterious sea of time. A key point – accessible money is now,
and always has been, a regulator of human-activity.
Global Standards Orgaisation (GSO)
The GSO provides the document interface between humans and the
Dynamic Society rules and
regulations. The GSO uses many
protocols and procedures that had been established years earlier by the International
Standards Organization (ISO). GSO creates and applies the standards in
a few primary areas, as noted:
The means of identifying and measuring the numerous elements
of human activities that effect both Gaia, and human well-being and
Administration of the Bank
of Gaia (BG).
Definition of the basic hierarchical structures of governance
at the various levels, i.e. Regional governments, government of BioRegions
and government of Associations Of BioRegions (AOBioRegions).
The nature of data flow and data protocol used throughout the
dynamic systems of governance, and data security measures.
The standards for the creation of, and flows of, money,
generally referred to as Gaia$. This
branch works closely with the Bank of
Gaia (BG) that administers all branch banks, i.e., AOBioRegions
(AOBR-BG), and BioRegional branches (BR-BG) and the Regional branches
Training and auditing guidelines and materials.
Third person auditing procedures to audit the Bank of Gaia and Regional WF
assessment processes and results.
Feedback from Regions comes through the Review and Arbitration Committee (RAC) who work closely with
the Standards creation processes.
The Bank of Gaia (BG)
Real wealth is a measurement of a robust ecology
and the general health and happiness of the people.
Riane Eisler’s [R2]
simple statement represents the core value-measurement of wealth. A wealth that represents the basket of
components used to underlay a commodity-based monetary system. The
Human Activity Index is the gathering point of these data; The source
of the data are the individual Regional Wealth
Factors (WF) that are measured on an ongoing basis of every Region of
the world of the Dynamic Society.
The Bank of Gaia at
United Regions (BG-UR) oversees monetary exchanges throughout the
world. The maximum amount of money
in the world is based on the State Of
Gaia and on the needs of the socioeconomic world of humans as digested
by the Human Activity Index.
Each month BG-UR calculates the sum total of all the Gaia$ in
the world as recorded in each BG-AOBR, BG-BR and individual GB-R. As discussed in the next section, the
money of each individual, and of each corporation, resides in the local
BG-R at all times. When a
transaction occurs, it simply moves from one account to another in a
From the WF data, the HAIndex section assesses whether Human-Activity
should increase or decrease for optimum heading and speed toward sustainability. From this assessment, BG-UR can increase
or decrease the global money supply in order to apply a negative or
positive feedback on human-activity. Specific AOBioRegions or Bioregions can be
targeted for change.
If the global money supply needs to shrinks (or grow), after
some delay dynamic responses will cause the global HA to shrink (or grow)
as a result. This will be the result
of feedback of monetary flow limiting adjustment. (Remember, it is flow energy that
energizes civilization, and it is monetary-flow that regulates Human Activity levels)
The HAIndex section also determines the comparative value of
one WF compared to another WF. High
quality flow-energy [EI:EO] [R3] is
equivalent to the old gold standard for money of a previous era. The flow-energy WF is the prime standard
to which all other WFs are compared.
For example, statistical data may indicate that one unit of
flow-energy should produce X units of food calories or of a certain value
of manufactured goods.
Note: As with all systems that seek dynamic balance it is critical that the
regulator apply an appropriate amount of feedback. Too much feedback can cause
overshoot. In the case of the money
supply regulating human activity, excessive negative feedback (drop in
money supply), could cause collapse of the industry on which humans are
dependent. Excessive positive
feedback and continued high HA could further damage the Gaia system
elements, and perhaps reach critical tipping points.
The next section D, Dynamic
Flows, will provide greater detail of WFs and the bank’s means of
controlling the money flow and monetary exchanges within the Region,
inter-Regional trade, and trade with other BioRegions and
It will become clear that there are two interactive dynamic
systems at play within the functioning Dynamic
Society. System B is, as discussed up to now, the dynamic interactions,
as measured by the SoGaia (State of Gaia), that bring global HA toward balance
with the Gaian mother system, such that our civilization will be eventually
become sustainable. The closely
related System A, is the dynamics
of the money supply and flow rates.
When both systems are in design balance, human-activity decrease will
be on target toward (or at) optimum rate of change. When the money system is in dynamic
balance the amount of money in the global system will not be increasing or
decreasing (at least, not much- homeostasis). System A controls System B. Humans are able to purchase all goods and
services needed, and the corporations of the world can operate and produce
these goods and services using the money spent by the public for their
product. (APC corporations are Regionally
owned - see chapter 4e)
Back in Part I, the chapter, A Brief Overview of Systems, began
with a block sketch of components of a basic system structure as designed
be early systems pioneers who considered applying systems theory into
social applications, repeated here.
The functions of the Dynamic Society described in this section
matches closely with the criterion spelled out in 1968, as elaborated in Chapter 2b, Dynamic Systems:
Closed Boundary: Spaceship Earth - The enclosed system
in question is the systems of Gaia, the atmosphere and oceans of our small
blue planet home, and the minerals and biological content thereof. The only significant externality is
energy from the sun. This is the prime
life enabler of all of Gaia and is (after the end of fossil fuel use) the
primary energy source of civilization.
For the past multi-centuries the inflow of energy was balanced by the
radiated outflow: But AGW has shifted this critical dynamic balance of
Nature. The monetary system is also
a closed boundary, with all the Gaia$ in the world being know and accounted
for at all times.
Goal: the goal is sustainability through BPG is - 3D-Optimum:
human-activity (resource throughput) and;
3D-Optimum is further explained in the Glossary. [GL].
Observed condition: As measured by SoGaia and
Discrepancy: as assessed by HAIndex.
To set the optimum course from current HA to:
Feedback Loops: Levels and rates: The difference
between Observed conditions and Goal represent the error
signal, the Levels and rates partly determine the size of the error
signal, and feedback control is applied via the BG through WF
leverages. Enlightened human
self-interest operates the levers that control the dynamic society.
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The view from
50 years after Paradigm Change: 4d-The
View From 050APC
What is the world worth: In a video Pavan
Sukhdev Economist Senior Banker of Dechuch Bank was speaking at the,
Australian Center Of Policy Development CPD. At 41 minutes into the video, his last of
talk before Q&A session were:
“We need an instrument panel on
Spaceship Earth, and stop measuring progress by BPG!!”
(He is referring to Gross National Product) Key points were:
+Nothing can be managed that
cannot be measured.
+we must change human
Although his talk did address the population issue or a changed money
system, it was an
The Real Wealth quote is from her ‘07, The Real Wealth Of Nations, book.
TED talk by Riane Eisler, Building a Caring Economy" describes
the essentials of Gaia$
She also mentions that a valid indicator of a nation’s well-being is
a measure of female equality.
com/watch? feature=player_ embedded& v=f9cMcTWWDkU
EI: EO This is the Energy Invested in capturing an
energy flow, compared to the total energy the source will produce. http://www.countysustainability.ca/energy_in_vs_energy%20out.html
nervous systems network of our body, it is these standards and their
application that form the web of understanding and the communication
highway with feedback and control data that enables the Dynamic society to
function as an integrated assembly of systems, subsystems and
sub-subsystems [holarchy]. And it
is this web of understanding and communications from which synergy is
created from the combined individual systemic parts. This is what makes the dynamic system
greater than the sum of its component parts, and thereby able to achieve a
common goal. [link to note on wicked
problems- melting pot] [This is not a new idea Link to Beer]
may have representatives on the UR Standards Committee. The process of selection of
representatives starts at the Regional level who chose individuals that
best meet the requirements of Regulatory Councillor or auditor. Further selection is made at the BioRegion
and at the ABR (Association Of
Thanks to John Rowley for this posting from People and Planet. See http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=29742§ion=33&topic=27
As the human family
approaches 7 billion and as food prices rise, the spectre of Malthus with
his warning of widespread famine has reappeared. Here the distinguished
demographer, John Bongaarts, argues that the poor of the world are, indeed,
vulnerable unless a greater effort is made to meet women's needs and slow
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