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New report updates “Limits of Growth”: PIK experts speak at Club of Rome anniversary conference

17/10/2018 - “Transformation is feasible” - to update its legendary “Limits of Growth” report, the Club of Rome commissioned a new report on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the Planetary Boundaries that was now published in Rome. Produced by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and funded by the Global Challenges Foundation, the report for the 50 year anniversary conference stresses that while most original conclusions remain valid, inequality reduction and new economic models are necessary for long-term economic and planetary stability. One of the authors of the commissioned report is Johan Rockström, Director Designate of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

“Most of the Limits to Growth’s original conclusions still hold true. While this is scientifically satisfactory, for societies it’s not,” says Rockström, who until recently headed the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is one of the keynote speakers at the Club’s anniversary meeting in Rome on Wednesday on “Living in the Anthropocene”.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK Director Emeritus and a Club of Rome member will give this year’s Aurelio Peccei Lecture on Global Climate Change in Rome at the anniversary conference. In addition to the lecture he will be part of a keynote debate with Connie Hedegaard, former European Commissioner for Climate Action, and other participants on the topic of climate emergency plans and collective action.

Weblink to the programme of the 50th anniversary conference of the Club of Rome on October 17-18 in Rome: https://50thclubofrome.com

Weblink to the press release of the Stockholm Resilience Centre on the new report “Transformation is feasible – How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries”: https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-10-17-a-smarter-scenario.html

Weblink to the full report:  https://www.stockholmresilience.org/download/18.51d83659166367a9a16353/1539675518425/Report_Achieving%20the%20Sustainable%20Development%20Goals_WEB.pdf

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