“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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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
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:
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.
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.
Circular Economy is an enabler for climate policy. Over half of greenhouse gas emissions can be directly linked to our materials footprint. We have to link the agenda’s and break the silos. This is one of the main conclusions of World Resources Forum 2019, held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 25-27 February, organised by the Public Waste Agency of Flanders OVAM, and the Swiss-based WRF Secretariat.
Read more about the conference on the WRF Website.
The new report to the Club of Rome „Stewarding Sustainability Transformations“ calls for collective stewardship by actors across sectors and institutions in order to tackle global challenges for humanity and the planet. It serves as a guidebook for decision-makers, researchers and activists who need to navigate complex change towards sustainable development.