Tracking the transformations needed for a more equitable world

Tracking the transformations needed for a more equitable world

27 October 2022 - What are the transformations and trade-offs that will be needed in a resource-constrained 21st century to reverse our supercharged self-destructive trajectory? This is the existential question of our times, and answering it will require a departure from ...
We the people are all in this together

We the people are all in this together

27 October 2022 - The purpose of human institutions is to secure the wellbeing of people and Earth. Despite our differences, all of Earth’s people share a common destiny that depends on our learning to live together with mutual commitment to a foundational truth recognized by our ...
Do we need to be the wolf of Wall Street?  From winner takes it all, to ‘Earth for All’

Do we need to be the wolf of Wall Street? From winner takes it all, to ‘Earth for All’

24 October 2022 - It’s common to say that the invisible hand - the market - rewards and punishes. The invisible hand has punished Liz Truss and the British government, throwing the UK into chaos. Even the markets didn’t believe the prime minister’s clueless economic growth ...
Protect the Flame. Circles of Radical Presence in Times of Collapse

Protect the Flame. Circles of Radical Presence in Times of Collapse

03 October 2022 - I am sitting on a train on the Räthische Railway riding back from Pontresina, high in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Surrounded by the presence of melting glaciers I reflect on two gatherings that happened here earlier in the week: the World Ethic Forum (WEF) with ...
Businesses can gain from shift to fairer economic model, if they play active role in system change

Businesses can gain from shift to fairer economic model, if they play active role in system change

27 September 2022 - The world needs to shift to a radically different economic model if it is to avoid stagnation and ensure prosperity for all. Businesses will ultimately benefit from this transition, but they must play an active role in system change if they are to be part of the ...
Economic growth on a finite planet? Earth4All and the GDP debate

Economic growth on a finite planet? Earth4All and the GDP debate

21 September 2022 - Despite its dominance as an indicator of progress, GDP was never intended to measure a society’s overall health. Rather, it was intended to measure society’s economic activity level in monetary terms - as the value of the total output of goods and ...
How is climate change mitigation affecting low- and middle-income countries?

How is climate change mitigation affecting low- and middle-income countries?

16 August 2022 - As the planet continues to cook, so grows the need for effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Such strategies are starting to unfold, but their impacts need to be examined carefully. While they are essential for saving life on planet earth, it is ...
Ending the Age of Scarcity

Ending the Age of Scarcity

03 August 2022 - The current escalation of multiple, overlapping crises – climate-related disasters, a pandemic, war in Europe, and stagflation – is intensifying anxiety and uncertainty the world over. Conventional solutions are no longer working. Politicians have few persuasive ...
Achieving Earth for All

Achieving Earth for All

14 July 2022 - Because the changes needed to achieve sustainable well-being for everyone are so big, they require determined social movements with wide participation. But while history shows that inertia and defeatism can become self-fulfilling, it also shows that governments ...
Absorbing the Shock of the Energy Transition

Absorbing the Shock of the Energy Transition

07 July 2022 - Russia’s war on Ukraine has sent shockwaves around the world. Oil prices have skyrocketed and food prices have soared bringing political instability. The last time food prices were this volatile, riots erupted across the Arab world and from Burkina Faso to ...
MEPs must help the EU recover from its taxonomy madness

MEPs must help the EU recover from its taxonomy madness

29 June 2022 - Europe’s addiction to fossil fuel corrodes our energy security and locks us into a pathway of irreversible and hostile change to our planet’s climate. Emissions from gas, oil and coal bombard our planet’s oceans with heat equal to five Hiroshima-size nuclear ...
A living systems approach to achieving global equity for a healthy planet

A living systems approach to achieving global equity for a healthy planet

23 June 2022 - Until political and business leaders accept – and act on the knowledge – that we are all part of an interdependent living system, we cannot achieve global equity or a healthy planet. The good news is that The Club of Rome has identified turnaround actions that can ...
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