Our Vision, Our Work
The conventional development paradigm assumes twenty-first-century challenges can be adequately addressed through piecemeal market and policy adjustments. But a system that privileges profit over need, growth over resilience, and state-centrism over global governance would be ill-equipped for coping with looming non-conventional perils. Quite plausibly, Conventional Worlds scenarios could veer rather abruptly toward some form of Barbarization scenario, a descent into anarchic chaos, perhaps, or global repression.
Journey to Earthland:
The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization
An organic planetary civilization has become both a possibly and a necessity.
Paul Raskin, Tariq Banuri, Gilberto Gallopín, Pablo Gutman, Al Hammond, Robert Kates, Rob Swart
Why a planetary civilization of enriched lives, human solidarity, and environmental sustainability is possible
The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead
Big History and Great Transition
What do we learn from taking a long-term view? What is obscured?
Solidarity with Animals
Reframing our relationship to other creatures
Which Future Are We Living In?
Reflections on the path of history 2002-2022
The Population Debate Revisited
The question of overpopulation in the contemporary context
Conservation at the Crossroads: Battle Lines and Ways Forward
The urgent search for new models for protecting nature
Technology and the Future
Emerging innovations will shape the global trajectory—but how?
Can Human Solidarity Globalize?
Can the scope of identity and empathy widen in an interdependent world?
The Pedagogy of Transition:
Educating for the Future We Want
How can we align educational systems with new ecological and social imperatives?
Interrogating the Anthropocene: Truth and Fallacy
If we care about building a decent future, how should we think about "the Anthropocene"?
Universal Basic Income: Has the Time Come?
Proponents and critics debate the question
Planetize the Movement!
We need coordinated global action systemic change. How can we build a unified movement?
Toward a Great Ethics Transition: The Earth Charter at Twenty
Ethical foundations for an interdependent world facing a common destiny
Dollars to Doughnuts:
The Shape of a New Economy
The author of Donut Economics describes what mainstream economics gets wrong and how to fix it.