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We need joined-up thinking now to stave off energy and resource crisis - Telegraph

We need joined-up thinking now to stave off energy and resource crisis  - Telegraph | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Firm and far-reaching policies can address the world's resource and environmental stresses, but the window of opportunity is shrinking. This is what emerges from a major – and timely – new report by Shell's scenarios team.
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The New Lens scenarios of the Shell team will be presented on 28 February. It will be interesting to read how they transform real scary trends into narratives that will suit the company's direct business interests.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:32 AM

"By bringing our uncertain future into sharper focus, the New Lens Scenarios show how decisions today could prove decisive in tackling resource and environmental stresses. Policy drift and unbalanced regulation will mean higher greenhouse gas emissions, and more pressing resource scarcity tomorrow.


The time for action is upon us, if that window of opportunity is not to close for good."


Peter Voser is the CEO of Shell

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Environment: Act now or face costly consequences, warns OECD

Environment: Act now or face costly consequences, warns OECD | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage ...

 

Another major warning, now from OECD, but will it have any real impact on short-term oriented policymakers who still believe in the fairy tales of growth-obsessed, free-market fundamentalists.

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Vision is not enough, we need a route map to build sustainable economies

Vision is not enough, we need a route map to build sustainable economies | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
A new report from the WBCSD sets out the steps needed to accelerate the pace of change in addressing social, ecological and economic challenges...

 

Interesting new report from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development building on its 2010 Vision 2050 report. Vision is one element, changing pace of the transformation another but both will need courage of the leading businesses to name and shame the business laggards and saboteurs (the fossil fuel sector and the financial sector being a few of the worst).

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Report: World in Transition - A Social Contract for Sustainability

Report: World in Transition - A Social Contract for Sustainability | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

This contribution to the Rio+20 conference 2012 was written by the German Advisory Council on Global Change. It is one of the best documents on the urgent need for a global post-fossil fuel economy

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