It is remarkable, however, that the global problems themselves, whatever they touch, only stimulate a further process of globalisation. They do not require quantitative expansion as much as qualitative change, its own evolution and transition to something higher in terms of organisation, goals and, essentially, human integration. This is quite logical, because the global character of these problems (the environmental crisis, mentioned earlier, or the current state of the environment and the inertia of biosphere processes) incommensurately exceeds the solution potential at the disposal of individual states and even some international associations.
It makes absolutely no sense to try to solve problems caused by globalisation, which have become problems of the global world, based on the established pro and contra arguments of the Golden Billion Theory supporters and anti-globalists. We should have a qualitatively different scientific-practical platform encompassing conditions not only for constructive criticism but also for practical harmonisation of world design.
Otherwise, no such activity or criticism of globalisation from the standpoint of private interests or individual problems will ever be constructive, nor will it ever alleviate sharp contradictions of the global world or resolve essential problems that have reached the level of the planet’s survival.
It is impossible to resolve global problems, remove contradictions, and minimize risks to global world design when only one or several countries are involved, even if these countries have the largest populations and strongest economies. These are global, international issues at least because they have international legal status and require colossal funding. The need to achieve universal justice in the world forces us to take account of the interests of all participants of the process. Even the remotest participants in geographical terms from the epicentre of any problem qualify, because it is caused by a global problem. We cannot allow either any exceptions or minorities whose interests would be unaccounted for or ignored.
At the current consolidation and human integration stage for global problem solving, it would be naïve to suppose that any country would entirely abandon its own interests for the sake of global human interests when it involves global project practical implementation. However all countries realise that the global community has a common future, and in the event of the predicted collapse the whole of humanity will be affected.
The Planetary Project offers its own approach to analysing, interpreting and evaluating global problems of the modern world and a research platform for solving them in a systemic manner.