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The future we really want: Survival 2100

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"In a more rational world, political leaders might come together in a special forum to acknowledge the nature and severity of the crisis and to establish the institutional and procedural basis for a worldwide “Survival 2100” project."

 

Author William Rees is the co-father of the ecological footprint. His absolute must-read "Project Survival 2100" article in Solutions is surely one of the best efforts to define the contours of a blueprint for the real sustainability revolution humanity needs. It is way more realistic than the superficial and unambitious gobbledegook of the Future we want Rio+20 final declaration.


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Reflecting on Rio

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The world doesn’t seem much closer to attaining its sustainability goals. Will Rio+20 produce the results they’re hoping for?

 

The road to Rio and the motivation for an Earth Summit in the 1990s began decades earlier with efforts to put a man on the moon. Along with showing us the boundlessness of technology, NASA’s Apollo program revealed something more profound than human innovation. A collective “Aha!” moment occurred in December 1968, when . . .

 

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Royal Society Calls for Redistribution of Wealth and More Birth Control to Save Planet

Royal Society Calls for Redistribution of Wealth and More Birth Control to Save Planet | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

"The Royal Society wants the world to do something about population growth in a bid to stave off environmental and economic calamity, according to a new report dubbed “People and the Planet” released on April 26. At the same time, the excessive consumption of the world’s richest billion people must be restrained so that pets in the U.S. don’t consume more resources than people in Bangladesh." (Source: Scientific American blog )

 

A new report by the UK's Royal Society states some inconvenient truths and gets storm of critique from growth fundamentalists.


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Wellbeing, happiness and sustainability: hallmarks of a new economic paradigm

Wellbeing, happiness and sustainability: hallmarks of a new economic paradigm | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

What do the following people have in common? Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, former Australian deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, HRH Prince Charles, OECD chief statistician Martine Durand, Indian ecological activist Vandanna Shiva, the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, and former head of the British Civil Service, Lord Gus O’Donnell?

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Guidelines For Achieving Sustainability

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Although conservationists often advocate sustainability, it's not always clear how this concept can be incorporated into our lives in a practical way.
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Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World

Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution by J. Rifkin, The False Promise of Green Energy by A. P. Morriss, W. T. Bogart, R. E. Meiners and A. Dorchak., Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind by B. Fagan.
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Rio+20 draft text is 283 paragraphs of fluff

Rio+20 draft text is 283 paragraphs of fluff | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: World leaders have spent 20 years bracing themselves to express 'deep concern' about the world's environmental crises, but not to do anything about them...

 

I agree with Monbiot. History will look back in 2100 to this event as the final failure of several generations of policymakers and business leaders who could have prevented collapse. To be forgotten as soon as possible. One thing is certain: there will not be a Rio+40.


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New Club of Rome Report paints dark future for humanity

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"2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years", by Jorgen Randers, launched by the Club of Rome on May 7, raises the possibility that humankind might not survive on the planet if it continues on its path of over-consumption and short-termism.

 

While global leaders are focused on financial debt crisis, the ecological and social crisis gets worse.


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What qualities do future leaders need to meet the challenges of the 21st century?

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Members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's Future Leaders team respond to the video below and tell us what they think makes a 21st century leader...

 

A few wise words, loads and loads of empty platitudes and nobody mentioning "the capacity to accept limits" as the number one feature of the required transition leadership. When even the WBCSD does not get it, how bleak is the future?


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When Your Food Travels More Than You Do, It's a Problem

When Your Food Travels More Than You Do, It's a Problem | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

You’re probably already familiar with the ideas behind the organic food movement, which holds that food should be grown using sustainable, pesticide-free processes that don’t cause damage to the soil, air, or water. The local food movement builds upon these concerns. . . .

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Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World

Book Review: Sustainability in a Crowded World | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The Third Industrial Revolution by J. Rifkin, The False Promise of Green Energy by A. P. Morriss, W. T. Bogart, R. E. Meiners and A. Dorchak., Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind by B. Fagan.
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