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Earth Rights Institute is working for a "triple bottom line" economy that is pro people, pro planet and pro fairly earned profit. Our intention is to end abject poverty, environmental degradation and war and to build a world of peace and well-being for all. We view public finance reform as a key to the triple bottom line so we urge city council members, legislators and governments worldwide to remedy social and economic problems via fundamental tax reform. We work with Internationally recognized committees, institutions and assemblies such as the United African Congress and various United Nations agencies and UN affiliated non-governmental organizations.

Our Co-director, Alana Hartzok, is a United Nations ECOSOC NGO Representative for the International Union for Land Value Taxation. This connection with the UN presents many opportunities for worldwide networking, advocacy, and building coalitions.

Strategic Intention – Research for LVT Implementation Project – Deriving from the recommendations of the UN Habitat Agency (UNCHS) for land value tax and capture policy implementation, this is an international project informing local authorities worldwide of the availability of expert guidance to assist them in implementing a land value based public finance approach.
We have three core documents to launch this project in specific localities and a few basic steps: (1 )The Letter of Introduction includes a solid description of how this approach can benefit their municipality; (2) A Memorandum of Understanding; and (3) a 25 item Questionnaire. After the public official / local authority completes the questionnaire, (4) our "pro bono" consulting team reviews the answers, (5) the team’s input is compiled by the project manager, and then (5) the public official or other local authority receives specific recommendations concerning how best to implement a land value based system of public finance.

 

OVERVIEW

Earth Rights Institute is working for a "triple bottom line" economy that is pro people, pro planet and pro fairly earned profit. Our intention is to end abject poverty, environmental degradation and war and to build a world of peace and well-being for all. We view public finance reform as a key to the triple bottom line so we urge city council members, legislators and governments worldwide to remedy social and economic problems via fundamental tax reform. We work with Internationally recognized committees, institutions and assemblies such as the United African Congress and various United Nations agencies and UN affiliated non-governmental organizations.

Our Co-director, Alanna Hartzok, is a United Nations ECOSOC NGO Representative for the International Union for Land Value Taxation. This connection with the UN presents many opportunities for worldwide networking, advocacy, and building coalitions.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 

Earth Rights Institute's education and advocacy for this form of public finance has two primary services. Our Land Rights and Land Value Taxation online course currently has more than 900 people from 95 countries enrolled and is an excellent educational offering. Our Research for Land Value Taxation Implementation Project includes a Letter of Invitation to Public Officials, a Memorandum of Understanding, a Questionnaire and a team of expert consultants willing to give city and country specific pro-bono recommendations for best practices for this public finance approach.

STRATEGIC INTENTION

Research for LVT Implementation Project – Deriving from the recommendations of the UN Habitat Agency (UNCHS) for land value tax and capture policy implementation, this is an international project informing local authorities worldwide of the availability of expert guidance to assist them in implementing a land value based public finance approach.
We have three core documents to launch this project in specific localities and a few basic steps: (1 )The Letter of Introduction includes a solid description of how this approach can benefit their municipality; (2) A Memorandum of Understanding; and (3) a 25 item Questionnaire. After the public official / local authority completes the questionnaire, (4) our "pro bono" consulting team reviews the answers, (5) the team’s input is compiled by the project manager, and then (5) the public official or other local authority receives specific recommendations concerning how best to implement a land value based system of public finance.

 

 

 

MEET ALANNA

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In 2014, Alanna organized a panel with academic presenters at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. Previously, she presented a paper at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in 2013, titled "Socializing Land Rent, Untaxing Production” which presented new paradigm economics and public finance policy. Hartzok has also organized and co-hosted discussions around a five part teleseminar series on Sustainable Economics for the 21st Century that she developed and moderated. Both the paper and teleseminar series are available upon request. [ JMM:  how do you want them to make the request ]

In her work as a United Nations NGO Representative Hartzok participated in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda by distributing several papers on Commons Rent and innovative approaches for financing development at UN sessions.

 

 

VIDEOS

The Alaska Permanent Fund

 

Alanna Hartzok & Dr. Quisua Gonzalez

 

Inequality and Financing Sustainable Development

 

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