Transformation is Feasable: A New Report to the Club of Rome

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.

Ukrainian Association of the Club of Rome Participates at the Annual Conference

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.

Anders Wijkman, Viktor Vovk, Sandrine, Sandrine Dixson Decleve, Ernst U. von Weizsäcker

New Co-Presidents of the Club of Rome

On October 16th 2018, Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve and Mamphela Ramphele have been elected new Co-Presidents of the Club of Rome.

50 Years Club of Rome: The Club’s Agenda for the 21st Century

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.

 

50th Anniversary Summit of the Club of Rome: Livestream will be available

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.

The Club of Rome at the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit (SwissECS)

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.

 

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Europe, It’s Time to End the Growth Dependency

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.

A Finer Future: The New Report to the Club of Rome

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.

When are The Limits to Growth Exceeded?

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Club of Rome, Prof. Ernst U. von Weizsäcker , Mojib Latif, and Petra Künkel discussed the question: When are the Limits to Growth exceeded? The podcast is now available online (in German).

August 1 is Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when we have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. Find out more about the problem and possible solutions here.