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Our mission: improve average human well-being and reduce the ecological foot-print per person

The Club of Rome’s mission is to improve average human well-being and reduce the ecological foot-print per person. Our work focuses on three main areas (though we are concerned with other topics too):

 

1 – Redefining the objectives and operation of our economic systems

 

  • This includes the development of alternative models of economic development to:
    • improve average well-being, reduce inequality and protect resources everywhere
    • tap into local initiatives and alternative business models
    • regulate the finance sector and trade for the majority
  • Understand how we can move from the current system to a better one without a crisis

 

2 – Decoupling well-being from resource consumption

 

  • We aim to develop and promote a set of policy recommendations that increase resource efficiency progressively
    • by promoting the circular and performance economies
    • by encouraging improved design, reduced waste and recycling
    • though recognising that while growth is unsustainable, de-growth is unstable
  • Our goal in this work is to reduce the ecological footprint per person, especially of carbon

 

3 – Securing livelihoods, employment and incomes

 

  • Our objective is to develop policy recommendations that can provide everyone with purpose and a sufficient income to live
    • policies that reduce poverty in low income countries
    • redefine employment and redistribute the work available in high income countries
    • that improve welfare systems
    • that lead to a redistribution of wealth everywhere
  • And, through this, to reduce inequality, reduce consumption progressively in high income countries, and so cut the global ecological footprint