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Challenging an Unsustainable Economic System
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The notion of ever-expanding economic growth has been promoted so relentlessly that “growth” is now entrenched as the natural objective of collective human effort. The public has been convinced that growth is the natural solution to virtually all social problems – poverty, debt, unemployment, and even the environmental degradation caused by the determined pursuit of growth.
Club of Rome Fellow Chandran Nair recently attended the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN meeting in Phnom Penh. In an article for the meeting, Chandran takes a look at the region’s past development and the challenges ahead.
The second Rome Symposium on Climate Change “The World at a Turning Point: Concerted Action for a Stable Climate, Sustainable Human Progress and Peace” took place between 3-5 September. Several Club of Rome members, including Frederick Dubee, Ian T. Dunlop, and Graeme Maxton contributed to the event.
Club of Rome Secretary Graeme Maxton and Club of Rome Member Jorgen Randers have published an article in the “Journal of Population and Sustainability”. Below you can find the abstract and the link to the article.
“Watershed: Replenishing Water Values for a Thirsty World” Conference at the Vatican on 22 March 2017
On March 22nd, World Water Day 2017, Pope Francis will inspire a global conversation. His address from the Vatican will help shift how the world values and understands its single most precious resource: water.
It is with great sadness that the Club of Rome has learnt of the passing away of our former Member Jay W. Forrester.