The theme “For all and against none, INCLUDING NATURE” permeates every aspect of the sustainable supplementary economy. It looms large as individuals order the goods and services of their choice, as communities decide how to develop using approaches that are in harmony with Nature; and as business and industry decide which goods and services to focus on.
As people operate increasingly within the sustainable supplementary economy, we are likely to see more clearly how Nature determines to which degree human beings can live and thrive, and the yearning to live in harmony with Nature will increase. This is likely to bolster the force of public opinion against pollution. Unsustainable land use, fishing and other practices are likely to decrease while the protection of terrestrial systems, marine and coastal areas are likely to increase. Those in governments at all levels are likely to become increasingly strong advocates of strict implementation of environmental law, the longer the Plan is in action and the more deeply people everywhere understand what is and what is not sustainable.
The increasing focus on sustainability will increase the understanding and the will to protect and restore inland freshwater systems, provide opportunities and increase motivations for individuals to enter the fields of environmental conservation, and the regeneration and combating of desertification. The fact that people’s basic needs will increasingly be met via the SIFA Plan will decrease people’s desire to overstep the law by abusing Nature and trading endangered species, thus improving protection of wildlife, combating poaching and trafficking and the purchase of protected species.
Nature will have an opportunity, where still possible, to recuperate. This will have a positive effect on both the oceans and seas, as well as terrestrial ecosystems.