Why COP28 must be the last mega climate jamboree

Why COP28 must be the last mega climate jamboree

04 December 2023 - The science is clear, we are on track for 3°C of global warming, an outcome that would have disastrous consequences for people and ecosystems. Yet the policies to deal with this fact are being implemented far too slowly. Governments are strolling into COP28 as if ...
Can a UAE-led climate conference deliver for the world?

Can a UAE-led climate conference deliver for the world?

30 November 2023 - “Phase down of fossil fuels is inevitable, it is essential.” These words from Sultan Al Jaber – CEO of oil company Adnoc and President of COP28 – seems to herald a significant shift in mindset from a major oil and gas producing nation. And despite widespread ...
COP-out: Why the petrostate-hosted climate talkfest will fail

COP-out: Why the petrostate-hosted climate talkfest will fail

28 November 2023 - After a succession of record-breaking months of record heat including 1.8°C in September, global warming for 2023 as a whole will likely tip 1.5°C, with 2024 even hotter as the effect of the building El Nino is felt more fully. Already hundreds of thousands have ...
Embracing diversity and influencing change

Embracing diversity and influencing change

20 November 2023 - What inspired you to join The Club of Rome?   Sustainability and climate change are political matters, and I have always been a political activist. But the choice of The Club of Rome was an accident of history. I happened to live in Cape Town when Gunter Pauli, ...
Unveiling our blind spots: Q&A with Carlos Alvarez Pereira

Unveiling our blind spots: Q&A with Carlos Alvarez Pereira

16 November 2023 - As part of our Q&A series with authors of Limits and Beyond, we sat down with Carlos Alvarez Pereira, the Vice President of the Club of Rome and one of the co-editors of the book. We explored what is hindering humanity from learning what we already know, ...
How I combat climate despair

How I combat climate despair

15 November 2023 - Five ways we can empower ourselves and tackle the climate crisis – effectively Yes, it’s real: that cold mass in the pit of your stomach when you realize we might not make it. The climate crisis could end it for you, your family, all of humanity, oh, and life as ...
Africa’s youth as leaders in biodiversity conservation

Africa’s youth as leaders in biodiversity conservation

15 November 2023 - Africa stands at a crucial juncture. With internal and external pressures escalating for our rich resources, we are faced with pivotal choices. Do we embrace a future that safeguards our natural legacy or inadvertently destroy it? The stakes are high, and the ...
Prioritising humanity and the environment for a sustainable future

Prioritising humanity and the environment for a sustainable future

13 November 2023 - Why did you join as a member of The Club of Rome?   I am interested in the themes covered by The Club of Rome, such as the political economy of overconsumption, its impacts on the environment and socio-political consequences. There is growing inequality between ...
From Gross National Product to Gross National Happiness: Q&A with Julia Kim

From Gross National Product to Gross National Happiness: Q&A with Julia Kim

06 November 2023 - As part of the Q&A series with the authors of Limits and Beyond, we sat down with Julia Kim, a member of The Club of Rome and International Advisor at the Gross National Happiness (GNH) Centre in Bhutan. Kim shares her insights about Bhutan’s commitment to ...
From animal friends to sustainability advocate

From animal friends to sustainability advocate

31 October 2023 - What inspired you to pursue a career in nature and sustainability?  My fascination with the natural world began in childhood and continued through my secondary school years. I formed a small association called Animal Friends and Scholars Society (in Italian ...
A feminist vision for change: Q&A with Petra Kuenkel

A feminist vision for change: Q&A with Petra Kuenkel

27 October 2023 - As part of the Q&A series with authors of Limits and Beyond, we talked to Petra Kuenkel, a member of The Club of Rome and the Founder of the Collective Leadership Institute. Kuenkel explores how patriarchal systems are connected to the crises we are facing ...
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