This year, the Annual General Assembly of the Club of Rome took place in Rome and was followed by a 2-day 50th Anniversary Conference, open to the public, on the Sustainability Challenges for a World of 10 Billion People.
On the 17th – 18th October the Conference brought together an outstanding group of cutting-edge speakers. The aim of the conference has been to increase awareness about the obstacles humanity is facing today, and start focusing on new ideas and initiatives designed to make the world more sustainable.
On the 18th October, Dr. Petra Kuenkel, member of the executive committee of the Club of Rome, Head of the Club of Rome working group on Transformations Literacy and founder and exective director of the Collective Leadership Institute discussed together with Hans Herren (President Millenium Institute), Enrico Giovanni (Universitá die Roma Tor Vergata, Spokeperson Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) and Frans Timmermans (Vice President European Commision) during the keynote conversation “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-Today’s Implementation Challenges” ( session time 13:30-15:15) how best to think global and act local, how to implement the SDGs, and how to turn challenges into potentials.
During the 2 days 50th Anniversary Conference of The Club of Rome, further topics were addressed, llike:
- Adressing a Planetary Emergency: Global Climate Change
- What Economy is Needed for a World of 10 Billion People?
- Prospects for Renewable Energy and a True Green Economy
- Insuring Humanity Survives the Anthropocene
- Human Values for the Anthropocene
See the full programme here