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The factors driving & necessitating the emergence of a new operating model for tourism
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Solving the World's Problems Differently

Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading authorities on innovation and the economic and social impact of technology, shows how new global non-state networks ...

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Anne Caspari's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:34 AM

this is important.

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Toward a generative economy

Toward a generative economy | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"If you stand inside a large corporation and ask how to make a sustainable economy, the conversation has to fit itself into the frame of profit maximization. (“Here’s how you can make more money through sustainability practices.”) Asking corporations to change their fundamental frame is like asking a bear to change its DNA and become a swan."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:08 AM

very interesting article by Marjorie Kelly in Open Democracy.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: A Contrarian View on Resilience

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: A Contrarian View on Resilience | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
In a world of growing uncertainty and mounting performance pressure, it’s understandable that resilience has become a very hot topic. Everyone is talking about it and writing about it. We all seem to want to develop more resilience.
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Into The Valley Of Death Rode The 600, Into The Valley Of 400 PPM Rode The 7 Billion

Into The Valley Of Death Rode The 600, Into The Valley Of 400 PPM Rode The 7 Billion | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d ? Not tho’ the soldier knew Some one had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do & die, Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, May 12, 2013 6:57 AM

Great blog post by Joe Romm quoting Jeremy Grantham's latest analysis and William Ophuls new book 'Immoderate Greatness: why civilisations fail'. Should I rename the title of this ScoopIt from the 'Great Transition" to the "Great Collapse"?

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How Resource Limits Lead to Financial Collapse

How Resource Limits Lead to Financial Collapse | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"Many from the “peak oil” community say that what we should worry about is a decline in world oil supply. In my view, the danger is quite different: The real danger is financial collapse, coming much earlier than a decline in oil supply".


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:38 AM

Gail Tverberg's interesting analysis of the link between resource scarcity and the world's financial crisis provides a lot of insight into our economic predicament.

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Sharing Economy to Sheconomy: The Evolution of Women and their Sphere of Influence

Sharing Economy to Sheconomy: The Evolution of Women and their Sphere of Influence | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
From Sharing Economy to Sheconomy: The Evolution of Women and their Sphere of Influence In its’ fourth installment of Women, Power & Money, Fleishman-Hillard and Hearst Magazines have released their...

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50 shades of green: the collaborative consumption movement

50 shades of green: the collaborative consumption movement | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
If you witnessed any of the activity surrounding Global Sharing Day, and feel inspired to learn more, read on. Here, Reuben Sagar reviews five green enterprises adding considerable momentum to the Collaborative Consumption movement.
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Sustainability explained through animation

Watch this short animated movie explaining sustainability created for RealEyes by Igloo Animations...

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Saudi oil well dries up

Saudi oil well dries up | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
If Citigroup is right, Saudi Arabia will cease to be an oil exporter by 2030, far sooner than previously thought.

 

Unexpected article in the Telegraph on how domestic consumption of oil in Saudi Arabia will hurt global energy supply-demand.


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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

social systems are not just like living systems they are living systems. In business we need commercial succession – to move from a toxic linear shareholder driven system to one that regenerates, is low impact and creates value for all including nature 

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How much oil growth do we need to support world GDP growth?

How much oil growth do we need to support world GDP growth? | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

If we want the world economy to grow by 4% per year, world oil supply will need to grow by close to 3% per year. This is more than world oil supply has grown per year since the 1970s–giving a clue as to why the world is having so much problem with economic growth now.

 

Another must-read article by Gail Tverberg explaining the energy limits to economic growth, a factor not taken into consideration by any of the "expert" economists trying to work out solutions for the global economic and debt crisis.


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Rio+20: Tim Jackson on how fear led world leaders to betray green economy

Rio+20: Tim Jackson on how fear led world leaders to betray green economy | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
The author of Prosperity Without Growth says that despite a staggering lack of responsibility from politicians, there is still a route to a better economic system...
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Umair Haque - 21st Century Business, Rebuild21

http://rebuild21.org In this talk and interview by Rebuild21 Founder Sofus Midtgaard - Umair Haque delivers a bold vision, interesting framework and concrete...

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The Great Dereliction

The Great Dereliction | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"What we've got, then, is a great dereliction: leaders who are incapable of fixing the broken institutions that are creating a lost generation, a planetary meltdown, a never-ending series of financial crises, mass unemployment, and a(t least another) lost decade. You'd think with all those icons blinking in the heads-up display, our leaders would act at least a little, well, concerned. But mostly, they seem to be clueless."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:21 AM

Umair Haque's indictment of today's so-called 'leaders' is spot on.

David Hain's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:27 AM

As usual passionate and well argued input from Umair Hacque.

Antoine Moore's comment, July 3, 2013 9:55 PM
I agree there is a problem with leadership. I think, in particular, many leaders (especially political leaders) do not want to be bold and risk stepping in front of public opinion. On the other hand, the article is too simplistic for me. I think that individuals' actions are also shaped by larger institional structures and forces. And I think our culture has shifted quite a bit too. People are a lot more self-righteous and a lot less willing to compromise and accomodate or even LISTEN to alternative points of view. Our "followers" have become more balkanized and I think, in this contex,t leading is so much harder to do.
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Planet Passes Daily 400 PPM CO2 Milestone - March Toward Disaster

Planet Passes Daily 400 PPM CO2 Milestone -  March Toward Disaster | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

May 10, 2013 Common Dreams

IN 'MARCH TOWARD DISASTER' WORLD HITS DAILY 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE

Levels of atmospheric CO2 have never been this high in human history; will 'rise in carbon be matched by rise in climate activism'?... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/10-5

 

May 10, 2013 AL GORE : 400 PPM
Yesterday, for the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our planet's atmosphere. This number is a reminder that for the last 150 years -- and especially over the last several decades -- we have been recklessly polluting the protective sheath of atmosphere that surrounds the Earth and protects the conditions that have fostered the flourishing of our civilization http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-gore/carbon-dioxide-400-parts-per-million_b_3253361.html?ref=topbar

 

May 10, 2013 New York Times
CARBON DIOXIDE LEVEL PASSES LONG-FEARED MILESTONE.  NOW AT 400ppm C02 Daily http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/

 

April 17, 2013 Reuters
CLEAN ENERGY PROGRESS TOO SLOW TO LIMIT GLOBAL WARMING: REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-carbon-energy-warming-idUSBRE93G05A20130417?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

 May 10, 2013 Huffington Post Green

ATMOSPHERIC CO2 DAILY CONCENTRATIONS SURPASS 400PPM MILESTONA - NASA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/atmospheric-co2-concentrations_n_3253757.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

April 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green

ATMOSPHERIC CO2 TO PASS MAJOR MILESTONE

Scientists monitoring global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations report that, for the first time in human history, CO2 levels could soon rise above 400 parts per million for a sustained period of time in much of the Northern Hemisphere.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/400-ppm-atmospheric-co2_n_3179617.html

 

May 9, 2013 Guardian Environment
METEORITE CRATER REVEALS FUTURE OF A GLOBALLY WARMED WORLD http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/09/meteorite-crater-global-warming

 

ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING' RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC TO BE -ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

April 24, 2013 USA TODAY
CARBON DIOXIDE NOW AT HIGHEST LEVEL IN FIVE MILLION YEARS http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/04/24/carbon-dioxide-keeling-curve-global-warming/2110445/

 

April 8, 2013
CARBON-DIOXIDE LEVELS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST POINT IN AT LEAST 800, 000 YEARS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/08/carbon-dioxide-levels-are-at-their-highest-point-in-at-least-800000-years/

 

April 22, 2013 Climate Space
TO RECLAIM OUR FUTURE, WE MUST CHANGE THE PRESENT. OUR PROPOSAL FOR CHANGING THE SYSTEM AND NOT THE CLIMATE http://climatespace2013.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/to-reclaim-our-future-we-must-change-the-present-our-proposal-for-changing-the-system-and-not-the-climate/

 

May 9, 2013 Reuters
WOMEN ARE 'KEY DRIVERS' IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION http://www.trust.org/item/20130509115923-g3z4e/?source=shtw

 

 April 2013 ELDIS

PROTECTING CARBON TO DESTROY FORESTS??!! : LAND ENCLOSURES AND REDD+ http://sco.lt/7DYN17

 

February 21, 2013 - Redd Monitor
REDD Plus or REDD “Light”? BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/21/redd-plus-or-redd-light-biodiversity-communities-and-forest-carbon-certification/

 

THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7oRwsT

 

THS SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

 

 

 

 


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PwC: Supply Chains Threatened by Six-Degree Global Warming

PwC: Supply Chains Threatened by Six-Degree Global Warming | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Some 85 percent of companies have more complex supply chains as a result of globalization, and adjusted climate forecasts mean businesses should expect climate change to have an even more destructive effect than previously assumed on supply ...

 

Two new remarkable reports by PricewaterhouseCoopers paint a scary 6-degrees climate future and economic turmoil for global business. High time one of the big consultancies goes beyond the usual "let's keep it positive" approach and starts talking reality.


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Communication, Connectivity, Collaboration: 3 C's Key to Millennial Ecosystem of Success

Communication, Connectivity, Collaboration: 3 C's Key to Millennial Ecosystem of Success | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Millennials operate inside a networked ecosystem of ideas and people, resulting in deeper passion for solutions and consequential breadth of impact.

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The collaborative economy emerges - Winning by Sharing

The collaborative economy emerges - Winning by Sharing | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
"In the future, there will be no jobs, no careers, no corporations, no institutions .... There will simply be things that need to be done ...
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From Kermit to Coal, Book Reveals How World's Top Brands Greenwash The Public

From Kermit to Coal, Book Reveals How World's Top Brands Greenwash The Public | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Claims of climate-friendliness made by some of the world's biggest brands. Check the small print, and the responsible green hue soon fades to something resembling bullsh*t-brown (or whatever color denotes hypocrisy). At least that's the conclusion after reading Australian author and researcher Guy Pearse's latest book.

Pearse spent close to four years immersing himself in some 3000 TV commercials and viewing about 4000 print and web adverts, all of which make claims of climate friendliness.

After checking the brand's actual contribution to climate change (or their lack of transparency) in more than 700 company reports, Pearse finds in Greenwash: Big Brands and Carbon Scams that the green revolution is being either grossly overblown or faked.

Some 24 industry sectors, a host of "eco-celebs" and most of the world's top brands are covered in the book and very few emerge unscathed....  Desmogblog http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/10/04/kermit-coal-book-reveals-how-world-s-top-brands-greenwash-public


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Study: We’re Headed To 11°F Warming And Even 7°F Requires ‘Nearly Quadrupling The Current Rate Of Decarbonisation’

Study: We’re Headed To 11°F Warming And Even 7°F Requires ‘Nearly Quadrupling The Current Rate Of Decarbonisation’ | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers finds humanity has its foot on the accelerator as we head toward a cliff. The only hope is very rapid deployment of  carbon-free technology starting ASAP.
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Creating 'Shared Value': Delivering On Social Values

Creating 'Shared Value': Delivering On Social Values | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"Business leaders, said Porter, should focus on creating win-win outcomes that strengthen society as well as satisfy the profit motive. They can do so by reaching out to serve broader constituencies and by being attentive to long-term social impact."

 

The World Bank blog tackles Michael Porter's "Shared Value" concept but avoids the tough question: what if "shared value" approaches bite into corporate profits? If interests of shareholders clash with interests of society, which side wins in a world rules by the financial markets?


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People Need To Hear That They're Part Of The Solution | ideasforimpact.sauder.ubc.ca

People Need To Hear That They're Part Of The Solution | ideasforimpact.sauder.ubc.ca | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Facilitated by new networking technologies and platforms, people are now sharing all kinds of things – food, tools, gadgets, couches, homes, cars, workspaces, time, money. According to Rachel Botsman, co-author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, what this means is that we are richer than we think: “We are surrounded by assets that have ‘idling capacity’ – the untapped social and economic value of under-utilised spaces, skills, time, gardens, and ‘stuff’.”


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The Way Forward: Survival 2100 | Solutions

The Way Forward: Survival 2100 | Solutions | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

ndustrialised world reductions in material throughput, energy use, and environmental degradation of over 90% will be required by 2040 to meet the needs of a growing world population fairly within the planet’s ecological means.
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It Takes Empathy

It Takes Empathy | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
[Today's guest post, "It Takes Empathy" is from my good friend, Brian Solis, co-principal at Altimeter Group and author of the book, "T...
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