A commons oriented peer-production platform and community of practice aiming for transformative change and just transition.
Through a needs based and collaborative approach providing resources and knowledge commons.
The commons are the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. Commons can also be understood as natural resources that groups of people (communities, user groups) manage for individual and collective benefit. Characteristically, this involves a variety of informal norms and values (social practice) employed for a governance mechanism. Commons can be also defined as a social practice of governing a resource not by state or market but by a community of users that self-governs the resource through institutions that it creates . (Wikipedia and to be updated)
"Catalysis" - the effect caused by a change agent, a 'catalyst'
World Heritage, through the international network of heritage sites, communities, people and organisations (stakeholders), lends itself as a unique domain and catalyst launching a commons oriented community of practice.
Through World Heritage Catalysis and WHETS everyone has the potential to become a change agent - a catalyst - contributing positive transformative change.
Contribute to a commons based transition guided by...
- principles on Earth Jurisprudence (Harmony of Nature)
- the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
- the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), Faro Convention (2005) and other relevant conventions & policies
- the Reform and Innovation @UNESCO and UNESCO Open Access Policy
- the UN Global Compact initiative and its 10 Principles for corporate social responsibility
Prove relevant by...
Add value by...
UN Global Compact
World Heritage Catalysis adheres to universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and is committed to taking actions that advance societal goals.
ICT 4 the commons
The global development agenda (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) looks to the potential in information and communication technology (ICT) and global interconnectedness for accelerating human progress through development of knowledge societies. Building on ICT4D - the application of ICTs to achieve social, economic and political development, with a particular emphasis on helping poor and marginalized people and communities. United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ITU) states under its ICT4SDG initiative that ICTs will be absolutely crucial to achieve towards the SDGs.Building on ICT4D - the application of ICTs to achieve social, economic and political development, with a particular emphasis on helping poor and marginalized people and communities.
Seeking to contribute towards a commons based transition through use of commons convergent technologies, World Heritage Catalysis community of practice will be transparent in its use of both open as well as proprietary technologies.
WHETS - the World Heritage Exchange Trading System - is being developed as an innovative mechanism (global timebank, time based credit and platform cooperative) enabling inclusive collaborative exchanges and co-production among all World Heritage stakeholders.
Copyrights & fairs
This section will address user rights applied through World Heritage Catalysis and WHETS (copyright, creative commons, copyfair, copyleft, copyfarleft)
Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses (CBRLs or “CopyFair” licenses) are specifically designed to find a middle ground between the full-sharing Copyleft licenses, such as the General Public licenses, the Non-Commercial licenses, such as those offered by Creative Commons, and the copyright regime which privatises knowledge. (https://commonstransition.org/commons-based-reciprocity-licenses/)