A paradigm shift

The current model of sustainability assumes each system can exist independently of the others and that conflict resolu tion is only necessary when the three systems collide. In reality the only one that can exist without the others is nature. A more accurate model is one with a dependent hierarchy of systems, because without nature, there’s no people, and without people there’s no economy.
 
A natural hierarchy of rights establishes nature as the fundamental layerbecause our life depends on it. Human rights are a subset of nature’s rights, followed by property and corporate rights. In the mutual benefit model, rights are in service of each other rather than in conflict and are working synergistically to protect the integrity of the whole. Human activities have to be beneficial for nature, as well as humans, or the model is simply unsustainable.