Global Citizens: Time To Do Better -Time For Copiosis

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This post ran on the Copiosis blog originally on November 7, 2017.

Couple weeks back I wrote about research from the Global Challenges Foundation which indicates the majority of human beings are ready for massive global change, including the creation of a new supranational organization organized to tackle our most pressing challenges.

Should the UN be reformed? Copiosis redefines global citizen

That same research revealed that while a majority of people believe in the United Nations’ ability to respond to the top three global challenges we face, a far larger number believe the UN must be reformed to address those same challenges.

Two-thirds of those surveyed believed the international agency can effectively respond to identified global challenges, but 85% of the same respondents thought the UN needed to be significantly reformed to do so. This belief is stronger among men (87%) versus women (84%) but as you can see, the difference is only slight. The belief is highest among people with high education levels and those who identify themselves as “global citizens”.

Rise of the “Global Citizen”

global citizen snapshot. Copiosis redefines global citizen
Who identifies most as a “global citizen”?

That “global citizen” moniker is interesting. People from “emerging countries” are more likely to consider themselves as “global citizens” than those from “developed countries”. Higher-educated people are more likely to describe themselves this way too. Age plays a factor too: the older a person is, the less likely that person will describe themselves as a “global citizen”.

What people fear globally

global challenges. Copiosis redefines global citizen and solves these risks
Global challenges identified across all countries surveyed

“Global challenges” identified differ both in description and ranking. However, the top three across all the countries surveyed are (in importance order) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), politically motivated violence escalating to war, and climate change. In China, for example of a difference in description and ranking, the top three are “Large-scale environmental damage”, “Climate change” and WMDs.

It’s not surprising to me that so many people are thinking about these issues. It is encouraging to see that many people, in different countries, realize something fundamental must happen. These are truly global challenges galvanizing global attention.

While I don’t agree with the urgency, it’s comforting to know the world is catching up with our conclusion that we can do better. That we must do better. As a result of that, I think we will do better as a species.

Copiosis is better

I know “better” looks like Copiosis. Hard to argue against that once you understand how it works. The more we refine our innovation and transition strategy, the more I realize what we’re doing is extraordinary.

I’m no longer alone in that opinion. Many more are beginning to share it too. Like these guys:

This is why I’ve known all along that Copiosis is the world’s future. I love what we’re doing. As global citizens, we’re going to do better than the United Nations. And “better” will look like Copiosis.

Download the report here.

Global Humanity More Ready Than Ever For Copiosis

Systemic change

This post originally ran October 24, 2017.

Almost 3/4 of people surveyed around the world believe a new organization, one that transcends national an even UN interests, must be created in order to respond to global risks.

So said conclusions draw from research conducted in 2017. In addition, almost two-thirds of respondents say they are willing for their country to give up some of its sovereignty if that would help humanity respond to the risks.

That, to me, is a remarkable finding.

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The top three global risks respondents identified and ranked were the threat of weapons of mass destruction, politically-motivated violence and conflict escalating to war and climate change. Four more risks were identified, but ranked lower: “other large-scale environmental damage”; “Natural epidemics and pandemics”; “population growth”; and, surprisingly “the rise of artificial intelligence”.

Here is how the research team described the global call for a new systemic solution:

Seven adults in ten (71%) think that a new supranational organisation needs to be created to respond to global risks. While overarchingly still very high in all countries, agreement has decreased in most countries, between 2014 and 2017, especially in China, Brazil and Germany (-13 percentage points in China and -11 percentage points in both Brazil and Germany). Interestingly, the USA is the only country where more adults currently think that a new supranational organisation should be created (67% in 2017 vs 49% in 2014).

It’s fascinating to me that the United States is the only country where more people think such an organization is needed. And the increase between the last survey and the current one, to me is astounding.

What this tells me is human beings are increasingly asking for fundamental change. That’s exciting to read about, especially in light of 2020’s stunning series of events.

Copiosis is not that organization, of course. Our job is transitioning the world to a new socioeconomic reality that puts an end to capitalism, socialism and communism. We’re not here to create a supranational organization.

We don’t believe such an organization is necessary in the future either. Humanity can do well with nothing more than a framework allowing self-governance.

Copiosis is that framework.

Global citizens: We can do better than the United Nations

Should the UN be reformed?Couple weeks back I wrote about research from the Global Challenges Foundation which indicates the majority of human beings are ready for massive global change, including the creation of a new supranational organization organized to tackle our most pressing challenges.

That same research revealed that while a majority of people believe in the United Nations’ ability to respond to the top three global challenges we face, a far larger number believe the UN must be reformed to address those same challenges. Two-thirds of those surveyed believed the international agency can effectively respond to identified global challenges, but 85% of the same respondents thought the UN needed to be significantly reformed to do so. This belief is stronger among men (87%) versus women (84%) but as you can see, the difference is only slight. The belief is highest among people with high education levels and those who identify themselves as “global citizens”.

global citizen snapshot
Who identifies most as a “global citizen”?

That “global citizen” moniker is interesting. People from “emerging countries” are more likely than those from “developed countries” to use that term to define themselves. Higher-educated people are more likely to self describe themselves this way than those without such an education. Age plays a factor too: the older a person is, the less likely that person will describe themselves as a “global citizen”, possibly indicating a trend among young people.

global challenges
Global challenges identified across all countries surveyed

“Global challenges” identified differ both in description and ranking. However, the top three across all the countries surveyed are (in importance order) Mass Destruction Weapons (WMD), politically motivated violence escalating to war, and climate change. In China, for example of a difference in description and ranking, The top three are “Large-scale environmental damage”, “Climate change” and WMDs.

It’s not surprising to me that so many people are thinking about these issues. It is encouraging to see that many people, in many different countries, realize something fundamental must happen. These are truly global challenges galvanizing global attention.  While I don’t agree with the urgency, it’s comforting to know the world is catching up with our conclusion that we can do better. That we must do better. As a result of that, I think we will do better as a species.

I’ll be writing more about these statistics as I digest the information. If you want your own copy. You can download it free on the Copiosis store.

 

 

Global humanity more ready than ever for Copiosis

Systemic changeA survey bombshell was released recently. Almost 3/4 of people surveyed around the world believe a new organization, one that transcends national an even UN interests, must be created in order to respond to global risks.

This is one of many startling conclusions from research paid for by the Global Challenges Foundation, the organization presiding over the $5 million Global Challenges prize announced earlier this year.

In addition, almost two-thirds of respondents say they are willing for their country to give up some of its sovereignty if that would help humanity respond to the risks.

That, to me, is a remarkable finding.

Systemic change2

The top three global risks respondents identified and ranked were the threat of weapons of mass destruction, politically-motivated violence and conflict escalating to war and climate change. Four more risks were identified, but ranked lower: “other large-scale environmental damage”; “Natural epidemics and pandemics”; “population growth”; and, surprisingly “the rise of artificial intelligence”.

Here is how the research team described the global call for a new systemic solution:

Seven adults in ten (71%) think that a new supranational organisation needs to be created to respond to global risks. While overarchingly still very high in all countries, agreement has decreased in most countries, between 2014 and 2017, especially in China, Brazil and Germany (-13 percentage points in China and -11 percentage points in both Brazil and Germany). Interestingly, the USA is the only country where more adults currently think that a new supranational organisation should be created (67% in 2017 vs 49% in 2014).

It’s fascinating to me that the United States is the only country where more people think such an organization is needed. And the increase between the last survey and the current one, to me is astounding.

What this tells me is human beings are increasingly asking for fundamental change. That’s exciting to read about. I’ll be writing more about these findings in future posts. Stay tuned!