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“How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet” – Find out more about the 33rd Report to the Club of Rome, to be released in English on 12th June 2014! [...] read more

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Shale Gas Fracking – Bubble, Scare or Solution Shale Gas Fracking – Bubble, Scare or Solution?

Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – of shale gas is a highly controversial contemporary topic in politics, society and business alike. As a main finance and trading hub for commodities, Switzerland plays a key role herein. [...] read more

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A New Story for a New Economy A New Story for a New Economy

Economists debate whether the economy is recovering from the financial crash of 2008. Scientists debate whether Earth will recover from an economy that is destroying Earth’s capacity to support life. [...] read more

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A Roman "Aureus" minted by Emperor Septimius Severus in 193 CE. At nearly 8 grams, the Aureus was truly an imperial coin - the embodiment of Rome's wealth and power. (image from Wikipedia). Why Empires Fall

Empires seem to be a typical human structure that reappears over and over in history. The problem is that empires are often so efficient that they tend to overexploit and destroy even theoretically renewable resources [...] read more

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KlimaLandsgemeinde 2014 Direct Democracy for Climate Protection in Switzerland

The Club of Rome is organizing partner of the “Klimalandsgemeinde 2014″, a project based on the traditional Swiss direct democracy approach, granting 10.000 Swiss Francs for the implementation of local climate protection initiatives. [...] read more

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Zayed International Prize for the environment Club of Rome Member Ashok Khosla honoured with Zayed International Prize

Former Co-President and Member of the Club of Rome, Dr. Ashok Khosla, was recognized by the Zayed International Prize for his global leadership in advancing knowledge and practice on environmentally sustainable development approaches. [...] read more

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Climate change Acting on climate change

Will it be big business or politics that provides the sort of urgent action now needed on climate change? Club of Rome Members Graeme Maxton and Ian Dunlop have different views on this. [...] read more