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 ...
The IPCC has called for decolonisation – the climate change industry must start now!

The IPCC has called for decolonisation – the climate change industry must start now!

16 June 2022 - On April 4th 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth assessment report, which for the first time cited “historical and ongoing patterns of inequity such as colonialism” as a driver of vulnerability to climate change for both ...
From The Limits to Growth to Regeneration 2030

From The Limits to Growth to Regeneration 2030

07 June 2022 - Fifty years ago, Italian business leaders in the Club of Rome gave a jolt to the world in their path-breaking report The Limits to Growth.  That thought leadership continues today as Italian business leaders launch Regeneration 2030, a powerful call for more ...
Eco-infrastructure – A transformational opportunity for investors

Eco-infrastructure – A transformational opportunity for investors

30 May 2022 - Fifty years ago, a team of MIT scientists identified that human decision-making was luring our entire population slowly but inexorably toward environmental disaster. Through the first ever computer model of the world, they showed that the relentless pursuit of ...
The Dominoes are falling fast. We face a climate emergency

The Dominoes are falling fast. We face a climate emergency

23 May 2022 - The belated release of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s “Reef snapshot: summer 2021-22” has exposed the Federal government’s insistence that the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is not endangered as the lie it has always been. But beneath the political ...
Putting systems thinking at the heart of a global green and just transition

Putting systems thinking at the heart of a global green and just transition

19 May 2022 - In 1972, the seminal report to The Club of Rome – The Limits to Growth – was the first study to explore the possible impacts of the growing ecological footprint of population growth, human activities and its physical impacts on our finite planet from a systems ...
What a 50-year-old world model tells us about a way forward today

What a 50-year-old world model tells us about a way forward today

17 May 2022 - My research went viral last summer. I found out via a friend’s text, jokingly accusing me of “announcing the end of the world.” For several days, headlines on major US news pages declared that my research proved we are on the brink of collapse. A few days later, ...
If it doesn’t work for people, it won’t work for the planet

If it doesn’t work for people, it won’t work for the planet

03 May 2022 - "Rather than allowing the sense of unfairness to be an obstacle to carbon neutrality, as when the Gilets Jaunes made Macron abandon environmental policies, reducing inequality must be recognized as the way to galvanize a commitment to change. If we ...
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