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1. Let us introduce ourselves...
  • 1.1 Introduction.
  • 1.2 Who “we” are...

2. The future is now: Democratic Governance for Sustainability.

3. Sustainable Development explained.
  • 3.1 Beginnings and expansion of Sustainable Development.
  • 3.2 Sustainable Development: A journey and not just “green”.

4. Sustainable Development: “Triple-Bottom-Line”.

5. Sustainable Development: “Precautionary Principle / Approach”.

6. Humanity’s current (un)sustainable development: Scientific evidence.
  • 6.1 Science clearing confusion.
  • 6.2 Global warming.
  • 6.3 Biodiversity loss and connexions with human population growth.
    • 6.3.1 Biodiversity explained.
    • 6.3.2 Human population growth.
    • 6.3.3 Collapsing eco-systems?
    • 6.3.4 Final thoughts: Biodiversity & Humans.
  • 6.4 Fresh-water loss.

7. Humans need to reconnect as part of nature.

8. From myth to science to Sustainable Development.
  • 8.1 The human myth of unlimited growth.
  • 8.2 The science of physics: Three Laws of Thermodynamics.
  • 8.3 The next step: Sustainable Development.

9. Sustainable Development is for all.

10. Mexico’s current progress toward Sustainable Development.
  • 10.1 Overview.
  • 10.2 President Vicente Fox.
  • 10.3 President Felipe Calderón.
  • 10.4 Comparing Planes Nacional de Desarrollo.

11. Sustainable Development solutions for Mexico.
  • 11.1 Introduction.
  • 11.2 A community is its people.
  • 11.3 "Building a sustainably strong society: 20 essential elements."
  • 11.4 Social Sustainability.
    • 11.4.1 Role of Family and Population Control.
    • 11.4.2 Quality of life includes social connectivity.
    • 11.4.3 Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Cultures.
    • 11.4.4 Fair workplaces, for both employees and employers.
      • 11.4.4.1 Fair workplaces: In general.
      • 11.4.4.2 Fair workplaces: In politics.
    • 11.4.5 México’s resources should first benefit Mexicans.
    • 11.4.6 Community safety through creating a wider sense of community.
    • 11.4.7 Encourage and Support Public Transportation.
    • 11.4.8 Police and Public Security.
  • 11.5 Education for Sustainability.
    • 11.5.1 Public Education for Sustainability.
    • 11.5.2 A people who are “Sustainability Thinkers”.
    • 11.5.3 "Sustainability Thinkers" at the level of household.
    • 11.5.4 "Sustainability Thinkers" at the level of neighbourhood.
  • 11.6 Leading for Sustainability - Behaviour change by government.
    • 11.6.1 Pride in Government.
    • 11.6.2 Government example in Sustainability.
  • 11.7 Economic Sustainability.
    • 11.7.1 Refocus our economy as factor of the environment.
    • 11.7.2 Stop the “Brain Drain” of Mexicans.
    • 11.7.3 Economic diversification into future-oriented technologies.
      • 11.7.3.1 México: forward thinking, not backward looking.
      • 11.7.3.2 México: A future leader in alternative energy.
    • 11.7.4 Economic diversification away from (un)sustainable economic mix of activities.
      • 11.7.4.1 (un)sustainable revenue mix: oil.
      • 11.7.4.2 (un)sustainable revenue mix: foreign remittances.
      • 11.7.4.3 (un)sustainable revenue mix: tourism.
      • 11.7.4.4 A sustainable revenue mix: generally speaking.
    • 11.7.5 "Sustainability Strategies" required of governments and businesses: End "Greenwashing".
    • 11.7.6 Food Sustainability.
      • 11.7.6.1 Greenbelts.
      • 11.7.6.2 Traditional Agriculture, Regional Production, and Greenhouse Farming.
      • 11.7.6.3 Food Sustainability: Final thoughts.
  • 11.8 Environmental Sustainability.

12. Conclusions.

13. Appendices.
  • Appendix 1 - Diagram on the Spine and Foundation of a Sustainable Society.

14. Bibliography.

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