Eisler Speaks at UN General Assembly Session on Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development
"What we need is a major cultural shift,” Dr. Eisler told the panel, echoing their concerns that it is presently impossible to achieve harmony with nature in the context of present world systems.
On April 20, 2011, Dr. Riane Eisler joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to discuss holistic approaches to sustainable development and commemorate International Mother Earth Day.
The day-long discussion was moderated by Martin Khor, Executive
Director of the South Center, the panel featured four speakers: Vandana
Shiva, Founder of Navdanya, India; Peter Brown, Professor, McGill
University, Canada; Cormac Cullinan, Environmental Attorney, South
Africa; and Dr. Eisler, author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics.
" ,” Dr. Eisler told the panel, echoing their concerns that it is presently impossible to achieve harmony with nature in the context of present world systems. Stressing that much of the suffering, hunger, poverty, and violence challenging the world today is a symptom of the “domination paradigm” of race over race, man over woman, and human over nature, Dr. Eisler said that when coupled with today's technology, this paradigm will eventually lead to an unsustainable "dead end" in the long run.