Description/achievement of initiative
Sustainable Future Eco Landmarks Global investment initiative, Sustainable Development INFRASTRUCTURE MODEL promoted: UNSDGS, https://goo.gl/nb6QBh; capacity building, promoted UNFCCC https://goo.gl/VTXu5t; submitted to UNESCO; develops big scale constructions in VIRTUAL FORM next to 2500 UNESCO Monuments globally; providers-exhibitors: 3D printing; VR/MR/AR; Clean Energy; Nanotechnology; Biological Agriculture; IoT; Circular economy (market aggregator); capacity building, awareness to locals; hosts UNSDGS hot spots (knowledge multiplier); exponential return on investment. Startups, networked globally, construct SD in 2-years, based on UNSDGS indicators; OUTCOMES: SD virtual Model ready for implementation; SD awareness for locals & UNESCO visitors; Bespoke solutions; support to UNESCO Monuments shifts to Eco Landmarks. https://goo.gl/aEAyZP
SFEL’s disruptive approach & some elements of SD, one of the most important ‘industries’ of post-industrial era taken into consideration: Drastic energy alternative management; waste mgmt; decentralized governance, administration and mgmt model; modern societal priorities serious involvement, generally a different way of thinking in all levels (from regional & local authorities to everyday people living and working in the area).
Fundamental ingredients usage: SFEL exponentially combines leverage points of:
added value locations (Monuments);
unprecedented momentum (UNSDGS 2030 Agenda; New Silk Road global initiative);
disruptive ideas originally developed (innovation & entrepreneurship);
top quality people (Futurists; Innovators; Technologists; Humanitarians; everyday heroes);
smart material (clean / light emerging technologies: (3D printing; VR / MR / AR; Clean Energy; Nanotechnology; Biological Agriculture / Smart Farming; Internet of Things; Circular / connection / Collective economy); &
socially friendly money (UN Environment Finance Initiative; New Silk Road investment framework; Alternative investments ecosystem: Crowdfunding; Foreign direct investments; foundations).
No need to refer to traditional PR practices and collaborative networking applications which will be obviously used; additionally, SFEL has developed original methodological tools: Sustainable Homelands - 7step reset tool https://goo.gl/ueCfMJ; Multiplex Modern Social Matrix Revealed https://goo.gl/YfqkH7 to mention the most important ones, all in a Conceptual Framework Toolkit.
Additional SFEL unique features & methodologies: SFEL: combines strong social cause & exponential profitability (Sustainable Development: The Future of Investing; Investing in UN targets, with return on investment; Sustainable Business Can Unlock at least US$12 Trillion in New Market Value, & Repair Economic System); many exclusivities & unique developments: Future 52’ bigger picture https://goo.gl/zxpMZ0; 36 Heuristics https://goo.gl/CkqyDZ; Unique planet Earth; Manual for life “Life-surfer’s 365 adventures in 365 picturethoughts;”); involves all stakeholders in structured way (cube https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFV1RhMC1kQTMwVnc/view?usp=sharing); business plan (with 6 Ds https://singularityhub.com/2016/11/22/the-6-ds-of-tech-disruption-a-guide-to-the-digital-economy/); with disruptive assemblage of entities & concepts in its GNNP board (based on the Future 52part puzzle); with instigator entity, Metis, Accredited observer to UNFCCC, with unique expertise in Modern Societal Priorities; securing startups being in 5% of the viable ones; the only one ‘selling the future’ in persuasive way.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
CAPACITY-BUILDING (CB): SFEL social innovation’s stepping stone: Multiplex Social Matrix experiential workshop about CONCRETE picture of modern PERPLEXED social reality; its Sustainable Society Grid is the infrastructure on which every application is based, tailored to location’s particularities. Matrix elements:
SIX (fundamental things (vital resources: human capital; ideas; material reality; space; time; finance; human activities, known as ‘ministries’;
MODERN SOCIETAL PRIORITIES, every ministry’s jurisdiction integrating new trends;
HUMANISTIC CONSCIOUSNESS / AWARENESS PARAMETERS evolving from new priorities & challenges;
FUTURE’S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (entities, concepts shaping everyday life); alternative ways of thinking;
Sustainability’s main indicators;
SUSTAINABILITY RESET TOOL (procedure to reach sustainability for business; NGOs; countries).
Common factor: Adaptation to nature’s rules (Biomimicry).
Workshop provides start-ups’ partners common cognitive background. Same workshop for local shareholders to create common ‘language’ & bridge to exchange information, experience to gradually reach two goals: a. give start-up solid background to craft virtual sustainable environment; b. Give local knowledge directly digestible and with immediate benefits. Same occurs with culturetainment programs offered to monument’s visitors.
Existing applications included in CB program include:
Google earth plus third parties apps
Digitally travel the planet with Google Earth!
How professional planners can use Google Earth & other free online mapping tools
Google Earth Pro applications for the professional; additional applications to be used:
Geospatial information (App4all; etc)
SFEL gamification app will be developed.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: Start-up’s partners use collaborative networking to communicate among each other and among other start-ups. Collected information on sustainable material, products & services, upon verification, are stored in parent company big data bank available to start-ups and public during implementation. Among SFEL goals is creating a permanent bond with certification entities to secure every item on sustainable specifications.
SFEL: knowledge multiplier & collective intelligence framework; promotes SD hardware, software, orgware & systemic / chaotic new way of thinking, sine-qua-non prerequisite to built SD but to maintain it so. Some of techniques:
Systemic Long-term Mapping;
Rene Thom’s Catastrophes’ Theory;
Benoit Mandelbrot’s Chaos’s Theory;
Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies;
De Bono’s Lateral thinking & Po;
Dee Hock’s Chaordic systems;
Nayef Al-Rodhan, philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist;
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragility.
Activities will continuously circulate among SFEL partners and local communities under Creative Commons license.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
SFEL 3-level structure; BOTTOM UP: Local startups for SD localization; b. MIDDLE LEVEL: International franchise-like (startups’ factory for securing professional quality & corporate feasibility); c. TOP DOWN: Global Public Policy Network (letter to potential members https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFcHZwSFBQb1dfQ2c/view?usp=sharing) for transparency & prestige; composed by eminent personalities, entities, international organizations). Descriptions below subject to alterations according to final adjustments.
SFEL secures all approaches (bottom up; middle level; top down) in parallel.
BOTTOM-UP: Innovators establish pilot project startup; develop feasibility study; business; master plan. Submit proposal for funding. Getting funding: implementation; in-house training; awareness; training of locals; being pilot startup prepares material for next; Pilot startup splits in two: one continues pilot project; other becomes franchise parent (public) company; develops networking material, big data bank (internal & public); becomes node among startups, Global Public Policy Network, stakeholders; international organizations; clients; makes deals; organizes e-training & public events in territories; promotes SFEL via social networks globally.
TOP-DOWN: INSTIGATOR, METIS: Initial management, promotion, coordination, contacts with strategic partners. Initial information to potential clients niche markets; Smart Cities; TED tribes; LinkedIn groups; Discussions with local & international funding. Secretariat (informal): manages everyday issues & facilitate Metis application to UNESCO to become partner as carrier to deliver SFEL to international community until Global Public Policy Network takes over. With positive feedback from UNESCO calls to join SFEL to recipients (UNFCCC accredited observers; sponsors; etc). SUPPORTIVE CIRCLE (informal): support Metis application to UNESCO. World Heritage Conference 2018: (hopefully) SFEL official global launching. GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY NETWORK Formal establishment: coordinate initiative until Public Company establishment; initial contacts for global funding and other issues management. Advisory Board most members come from original supportive circle: advise & support initiative next steps; contacts GPPN potential members and support coordination for startups developing SFEL globally; coordinate initiative on higher levels (political; social; financial). HYBRID FRANCHISE PUBLIC COMPANY (formal): coordinate whole initiative; coordinate startups developing SFEL in various places under Global Public Policy Network supervision. Tasks: everyday business tasks; detailed organizational plan; positions; same as business-as-usual but with a social cause entities features. International conference for the rest of the world with 3 subjects: a. Pilot project report; b. Rest of local projects official launching; c. International interest expressed in action. Initial 2-year stage ends around 2020; overall outcomes report (deliverable). By 2020 additional projects massive launching.
1. METIS GLOBAL AWARENESS NETWORK: EcoVirtuaLands instigator;
2. GEIDCO. Metis is global network member http://www.geidco.org;
3. Kakaire Foundation, Uganda
4. Metis features among 2000 Accredited Observers to UNFCCC in the world; http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2009/cop15/eng/08r01.pdf; Metis promotes Contemporary Social Priorities' added value products & services via new communication technologies; Enhances PROJECT with its unique expertise (Trends’ hunting worldwide among all 35 Anthropocentric activities; Monitoring new trends maturing into Modern Social Priorities; provides Metis knowhow to holistic implementations in Sustainable Development & Green Economy frameworks; combines both big picture & hidden nods; elaborates on Geopolitics; Strategic policy; & International Relations.
5. EcoVirtuaLands is seeking partners to join to achieve market success & raise broader/global awareness of high potential innovators with specific targeted actions: University / research institutions; Chambers of commerce and industry; angel investors & venture capital (VC) firms; Technology transfer & commercialization offices; Tech entrepreneurs, high-growth startups with traction; Business associations & business support networks; Start-up centers, incubators, accelerators, technology parks; Public & private entities offering business support services; other partners willing to contribute.
4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
5.5 - Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
5.a - Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
5.b - Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
6.1 - By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
6.2 - By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
6.3 - By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
6.6 - By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
7.1 - By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
7.2 - By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.b - By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support
9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
9.3 - Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets
9.a - Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
11.3 - By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.4 - Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
11.7 - By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
11.a - Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
11.b - By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
12.1 - Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.4 - By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
12.5 - By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
15.1 - By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
15.2 - By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
15.5 - Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
17.8 - Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology
17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17.17 - Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
Data, monitoring and accountability