50 years ago the Club of Rome sounded the alarm.
The Limits to Growth – a report to The Club of Rome – was published on 2 March 1972. This report was the first to model our planet’s interconnected systems and make clear that if growth trends in population, industrialisation, resource use and pollution continued unchanged, we would reach and then overshoot the carrying capacity of the Earth at some point in the next one hundred years. The report was able to foster understanding of the varied but interdependent components—economic, political, natural, and social—that make up the global system in which we all live; to bring that new understanding to the attention of policymakers and the public worldwide; and in this way to promote new policy initiatives and action.
Unfortunately, policymakers hit the snooze button, and now we are reaching the limit – crossing tipping points – and overloading our planet.
Taking place in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Limits to Growth, this event will convene leaders and futurists from governments, businesses, philanthropy, faith, new economic thinking, alongside innovators, financiers, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, and youth to accelerate action and unleash the human problématique through new systems thinking and regenerative transformation. It will co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and regenerative vision for our collective future as the leaders and futurists think through long-term challenges and opportunities at this important milestone of the Limits to Growth.
The event is organized within the B for Good Leaders Summit, in cooperation with the Club of Rome.