Club of Rome Honorary President participated at the #SmileForFuture Summit

Ernst von Weizsäcker, honorary president of the Club of Rome, participated at the #SmileForFuture Summit in Lausanne and discussed the FridaysForFuture movement and climate change with GretaThunberg and Nobel Prize winner Jacques Dubochet. The Press Conference is available online.

Manfred Max Neef – In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we receive the message of the passing of Manfred Max-Neef. Manfred was a close friend to both of us and long-time and highly appreciated member of the Club of Rome.

Ernst von Weizsäcker & Anders Wijkman
Honorary Presidents of the Club of Rome


The Case for an EU Climate and Nature Czar

The new president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has indicated that she intends to confront the climate crisis head-on. In doing so, she must avoid the mistakes of her predecessor, who did not go far enough in expanding the scope for environmental policymaking within the European Union.

Read the full article by Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Club of Rome Co-President), Anders Wijkman (Club of Rome Honorary President) and Johan Rockström (Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

EIT Climate-KIC Community Summit in Hamburg

The first ever EIT Climate-KIC Community Summit took place in Hamburg, Germany on July 26th 2019. Club of Rome Co-President Sandrine Dixson-Declève gave a keynote speech on “Climate change: Treading on thin ice – playing with fire”.


Emerging from Emergency – London Climate Action Week

The Club of Rome will take part in the inaugural London Climate Action Week, which runs from 1st – 8th July. Co-President, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, will speak at a GLOBE international event (1st July) at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, on the role of parliament in responding to the Climate Emergency. On Thursday 4th July, the Club of Rome will host a high-level Roundtable at Chatham House (“Emerging from Emergency“) on harnessing the momentum generated by the growing climate emergency narrative, to shift from mere declarations to action. The meeting will convene the various strands of the climate emergency and sustainability space – activists, problem-holders and solution providers – in order to co-design concrete solutions for genuine impact.

The Climate Movement: What’s Next?

Anders Wijkman, honorary president of the Club of Rome, participated in a forum organized by the Great Transition Initiative on the global Climate Movement. His contribution is now available online.

Climate Action News

Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome, will participate in the world premier of the Climate Action News on 25 June 15.00-16.00.

Climate Action News is an online, interactive broadcast for the climate, all about action and sustainable solutions. We invite our community, climate advocacy groups, leaders, and businesses to share their knowledge and insights in an interactive broadcast. This is a strictly no-fly, online event.

When:                    25 June 2019
        15:00-16:00 CEST (find out your local time here)
          16:00-16:30 CEST
           Free of charge

More Information is available here.

Vacancy: Team Assistant / Office Manager (80%)

The International Secretariat of the Club of Rome in Winterthur, Switzerland seeks a

Team Assistant / Office Manager (80%)

(Please note that the application deadline for this position is over)

Climate and Energy Youth Summit

Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President at the Club of Rome, will speak at the Climate and Energy Youth Summit in Sibiu, Romania. More information is available here (in Romanian).

Concerns of young protesters are justified

“The world’s youth have begun to persistently demonstrate for the protection of the climate and other foundations of human well-being. As scientists and scholars who have recently initiated similar letters of support in our countries, we call for our colleagues across all disciplines and from the entire world to support these young climate protesters. We declare: Their concerns are justified and supported by the best available science. The current measures for protecting the climate and biosphere are deeply inadequate.”

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