April 20, 2011
“What we need is a major cultural shift,” Dr. Eisler told the delegates as she 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. 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 lead to an unsustainable “dead end.”
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.
Read Riane Eisler’s speech during the panel “Ways to Promote a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development in Harmony with Nature” in front of the United Nations General Assembly, 20 April, 2011 below: