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COP 21 Joint Statement issued in response to COP21 agreement

COP 21 has produced an accord reaffirming the world’s collective action on greenhouse gas emissions. It is not ideal – it can be and will be criticised for many shortcomings: it has still to prove to developing countries that the flows of finance, mostly from the private sector, would be sufficient for the assistance they need; and it must still demonstrate that the mechanisms for review, transparency, and accountability in meeting the emissions targets are sound. [...] read more

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iStock_000075065047_Medium “The limits to growth”, a prescient classic according to Nature

While Nations gathered in Paris to negotiate an international agreement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, Nature published a special issue “Paris Climate Talk”to cover the run-up to COP21. For this issue, Nature asked Adam Rome, environmental historian at the University of Delaware in Newark, to revisit the classics that first made sustainability a public issue in the 1960s and 1970s. [...] read more

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The Circular Economy and Benefits for Society A new Club of Rome study on the Circular Economy and Benefits for Society

Its findings provide rigorous scientific new arguments for a swift move to a circular economy – an industrial system that is restorative by intention and design. Rather than discarding products before their value is fully utilized, we should design and produce them for continuous re-use. The report is now available also in French and Polish! [...] read more

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Stop addiction problem sign. Prevention and cure addiction problem concept. We’re addicted to growth – here are six ways to wean ourselves off

Since the late 1970s humanity has been on a self-constructed economic treadmill. We have believed that our economies must grow because we think this is progress. If the economic motor slows, economists, politicians and business leaders tell us, the consequences will be dire. Jobs will be lost and factories forced to close. Inequalities will widen further. Investment will slow and house prices will fall. [...] read more

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Change the Story Change the Future Change the Story, Change the Future – A Living Economy for a Living Earth

When we get our story wrong, we get our future wrong. In the dominant story of the global economy as a Sacred Money and Markets story in which money is humanity’s defining value, an unregulated global market serves as its moral compass, and destroying life to make money counts as wealth creation.- The GERMAN EDITION of “Change the Story, Change the Future” has just been released! [...] read more

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When Corporation rule the World - Book cover When Corporations Rule the World

In this new edition of his classic book, Club of Rome Member David Korten illuminates the convergence of ideological, political, and technological forces that have driven an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in a handful of corporations and financial institutions and left the market system blind to all but its own short-term financial gains. [...] read more