Build a Commons Action Network (CAN) for commons to exchange best practices and resources, strategize and act in unison.
Encourage the formation of additional commons in all areas of human endeavour using Social Charters and Commons Trusts
Inform people how a commons approach can help people overcome poverty, build fair, just and sustainable economies and communities; and encourage them to participate by
- learning about the commons;
- becoming an active participant in Commons Action for the United Nations and the Commons Cluster;
- submitting examples of commons to the newsletters in their own languages and to our Facebook site;
- interviewing commons and encouraging them to join our Commons Action Network;
- joining our Instant Action Network, Letter writing and/or UN teams.
Inform Governments and the UN Secretariat of how a commons-based approach can help to build sustainable economies and communities from local through the global level and eradicate poverty; and measures that can help bring about the necessary shifts.
Encourage Governments and the UN to shift to a commons-based global economy by
- writing letters to UN Ambassadors, Nations’ negotiators, Heads of State and Government;
- discussing these matters with them during UN conferences;
- submitting our ideas in reports by the Secretary General;
- giving input to statements by Major Groups at the UN for inclusion in their thinking and decisionmaking;
- working closely with Major Groups to lobby governments, beginning with Youth, Women, Indigenous Peoples, Farmers and Trade Unions.
- Working on a Citizens Sustainability Treaty on the Commons;
- Working on a Sustainable Development Goal on the Commons
- Lobbying the UN to create a Team of Experts within the UN Secretariat to develop, with input from all stakeholders, the necessary steps to shift to a global economy based on a commons approach and the well-being of all people and nature.
- Help Governments and the UN to implement such a plan with the input and collaboration of Commons worldwide, starting with those who are participating in the Commons Action Network.