The dual adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with the Paris Climate Agreement, both in 2015, represents a global turning point. We have never before had such a universal development plan for people and planet. For the first time in human history the world has agreed on a democratically adopted roadmap for humanity’s future, which aims at attaining socially inclusive and highly aspirational socio-economic development goals, within globally defined environmental targets. Humanity’s grand ambition is surely to aim at an inclusive and prosperous world development within a stable and resilient Earth system. This human quest is to attain as many of the SDGs as possible by 2030, and then continue following a sustainable global trajectory well beyond the next 12 years. This report has identified one such possible, smarter pathway to success through five transformative and synergistic actions.
The report can be downloaded here.
We were happy to welcome Victor Vovk, Associate Member and Vice President of the Ukrainian Association of the Club of Rome, as the sole Ukrainian representative at the Membership meeting and Annual Conference of the Club of Rome 16-18 October in Rome.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Club of Rome, more than 400 international thought leaders and dignitaries from all over the world will come together on 17-18 October in Rome to discuss the most pressing challenges and solutions facing humanity and the planet. The Summit will build on the Club of Rome’s pioneering work, its flagship Report The Limits to Growth and present its new agenda for the 21st century, with a view to collectively assess the state of the global commons and respond to today’s most pressing tipping points such as climate disruption, ecosystems decline, relentless pursuit of GDP growth and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.
You can download the press release here.
The 50th Anniversary Summit of the Club of Rome will take place on 17-18 October 2018 in Rome. If you can’t join us live, you can join our livestream throughout the event. Further information will be available on October 16th on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
Anders Wijkman, Co-President of the Club of Rome, participated at the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit (SwissECS) 2018, Switzerland’s leading conference for energy and climate issues. His talk is now available online.
A petition run by European Environmental Bureau and supported by a number of members of the Club of Rome calls on the European Union to overcome our current growth dependence and prioritise social and environmental indicators over GDP.
You will find more information here.
Humanity is in a race with catastrophe. Is the future one of global warming, 65 million migrants fleeing failed states, soaring inequality, and grid-locked politics? Or one of empowered entrepreneurs and innovators building a world that works for everyone? A Finer Future, the new report to the Club of Rome, demonstrates that humanity has a chance – just – to thread the needle of sustainability and build a regenerative economy through a powerful combination of enlightened entrepreneurialism, technology, and innovative policy.