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
Broadcast:    
        15:00-16:00 CEST (find out your local time here)
Live-chat:    
          16:00-16:30 CEST
Where:   
                 Online
Admission: 
           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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Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve participated in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

Club of Rome Co-President Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve took part in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on April 10th 2019 at the German Federal Foreign Office.

Berlin Energy Week 2019, Berlin, 10.04.2019, Copyright: DENA/photothek/Ute Grabowsky

Can green growth solve climate change?

Without urgent action, the global consequences of climate change will be devastating. Yet despite the environmental impact of rapid economic growth, increasing GDP (Gross Domestic Product) continues to remain the priority for countries around the world. So what is the future of economic growth? Can we achieve green growth that marries rapid environmental transformation with ever-rising financial returns? Or is it time to create economies that enable us to thrive, rather than grow, in order to stand a real chance at tackling climate change?

The debate with Kate Raworth (Author, Doughnut Economics, Member of the Club of Rome) and Michael Liebreich (Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates) is now available online:

 

Halfway There – Existing policies put Europe on track for emission cuts of at least 50% by 2030

Club of Rome Co-President Sandrine Dixson-Declève participated in a discussion on Sandbag’s new report “Halfway There – Existing policies put Europe on track for emission cuts of at least 50% by 2030” on Tuesday, 26th March in Brussels.

The Club of Rome Supports Global Student Climate Protests

In a Statement in Support of Global Student Climate Protests the Club of Rome deems the students’ concerns to be utterly justified and calls on governments to listen to the call for urgent action from young people, scientists and experts across the globe and translate these calls into concrete Climate Emergency Plans.

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