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Tuesday, September 20 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
(REF 20084) Earth4All: Five extraordinary turnarounds for prosperity on a healthy planet - Co-hosted by the Mission of Spain to the UN, the Mission of Costa Rica to the UN and the Earth4All initiative .

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Live-event at the Instituto Cervantes and online streaming | 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017 . For more info, contact lmiggiano@clubofrome.org or lbelly@clubofrome.org .

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50 years ago, The Limits to Growth report warned that exponential growth would have devastating consequences for humanity. Humanity is now beginning to feel the impacts. The next fifty years are critical for humanity. Scientists are warning that dangerous tipping points are closer than we once thought. The most important question is this: How can the world achieve well-being for all within planetary boundaries?

The session - co-hosted by the Missions of Spain and Costa Rica, together with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Norwegian Business School, The Club of Rome - is divided in 2 parts at the interface between science and policy:
  • 11am-12pm - FINDINGS - Leading scientists and economic thinkers will discuss the findings of a 2-year research project – convened by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Norwegian Business School, and the Club of Rome - to be published in September 2022 (Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity — Earth4All). Earth4All is a unique international initiative that brings together leading thinkers and system dynamic modellers to explore global scenarios that provide wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries. We need no less than 5 extraordinary turnarounds (poverty, inequality, women's empowerment, food and energy system) in the coming decade to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • 12pm - 1pm - POLICY DIALOGUE - Leading policy-makers and leaders will discuss what are the concrete actions governments and our societies must take in the coming weeks and months to upgrade our economic systems and transform our societies to ensure well-being for all within planetary boundaries. We will look at international processes such as UNFCCC COPs, G20s, the UN Summit for the Future, and national transformations, with a specific reference to transition towards wellbeing economies.

Speakers [11am-12pm]

  • Sandrine Dixson Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Jayati Ghosh, Professor at the College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Owen Gaffney, Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Per Espen Stoknes, Director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School

Speakers [12am-1pm]
  • Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition, Government of Spain
  • Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt, COP 27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator
  • Christian Guillermet Fernández, Vice-minister of Multilateral Affairs, Government of Costa Rica
  • Johan Rockström, President, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Michèle Griffin, Director, Common Agenda Team, Office of the UN Secretary-General  
  • H.E. Mr. Pisas, Prime Minister of Curacao
  • H.E. Ms. Jacobs, Prime Minister of Sint-Maarten
  • Hosted by Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Co-President of the Club of Rome 

Note on the Earth4All research
Findings are based on existing (economic and planetary boundaries) literature, modelled by Earth4All, a system dynamics computer model to study the dynamics of human wellbeing on finite planet Earth this century. The model is designed primarily to generate internally consistent scenarios for population, poverty, GDP, inequality, food, and energy, and other relevant variables from 1980 to 2100 and to see how they evolve in concert. More info here. The ambition is to identify policies that increase the likelihood of a future that combines high well-being for the global majority with thriving nature keeping Earth within planetary boundaries. Findings focused on two alternative scenarios – Too Little Too Late and the Giant Leap – and what they mean for our collective future, and propose five extraordinary turnarounds and 15 system change policies to be implemented in the next decade, and 3 system change levers to transform our societies to wellbeing societies.

Expected outcomes

  • The outcomes of a 2-year international research project are presented to the scientific and policy communities, discussed, and contribute to the success of UNGA.
  • We have a meaningful reflection on the extraordinary shifts we need to promote in our societies and economies in order to secure wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries.
  • We have a meaningful high-level conversation on the policy options we have in front of us in the next decade to accelerate economic system change.  

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Michele Griffin

Director, Common Agenda Team, Office of the UN Secretary-General
Ms. Michèle Griffin has served for more than two decades at the United Nations, most recently as a senior policy advisor and director of policy planning for successive Secretaries-General. In this capacity she has led on such signature initiatives as the Summit of the Future, the... Read More →
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Sharan Burrow

General Secretary,, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  Sharan Burrow was elected General Secretary of the ITUC at its Second World Congress in Vancouver, June 2010. Prior to this, she held the position of ITUC President since its Founding Congress in Vienna (November 2006) and the position of ICFTU President since its 18th World Congress... Read More →
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Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Co-President of, The Club of Rome
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Per Espen Stoknes

Ass.Prof, Norwegian Business School
Per Espen Stoknes is a TED Global speaker, a psychologist with PhD in economics, and serves as the director of Centre for Sustainability and Energy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also serial entrepreneur, including... Read More →
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Owen Gaffney

Analyst, Stockholm Resilience Centre 
Owen Gaffney is a global sustainability analyst and writer and head of media at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and analyst and policy advisor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in BerlinFor almost two decades Gaffney has been involved in Earth system science research... Read More →
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Jayati Ghosh

Professor, College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for nearly 35 years, and since January 2021, she has been Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She has authored and/or edited 20 books and more than 200 scholarly articles and... Read More →
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Teresa Ribera

Government of Spain , Vice-President and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
 Teresa Ribera Rodríguez is a Spanish jurist, university professor, and politician who has served as the Minister for the Ecological Transition of Spain since 2018. In 2020, she was appointed Fourth Deputy Prime Minister and in 2021 she was promoted to Third Deputy Prime Minister... Read More →
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Yasmine Fouad

Arab Republic of Egypt, Minister of Environment, COP 27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator
Dr. Yasmine Fouad was appointed Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt on 18 June 2018. She was previously Assistant Minister of Environment since 2014.Dr. Fouad holds a MSc in Environmental Science and a PhD in Political Science - Euro Mediterranean Studies. She has... Read More →
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Christian Guillermet Fernández

Vice-minister of Multilateral Affairs, Costa Rica
He has been a Foreign Service Officer since 1998. He has ample experience in multilateral affairs. He also has studies in Law and International Relations.Most recently, Mr. Guillermet-Fernández was the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the... Read More →
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Johan Rockström

President, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues. He led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with more... Read More →

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Luca Miggiano

Campaign Lead, Earth4All
Senior manager. Campaign Leader at Earth4All. Earth4All is an international initiative to accelerate the systems-changes we need for an equitable future on a finite planet. We are focused on rethinking capitalism and moving beyond GDP for a safe, secure and prosperous future in the... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
  Collaboration, Policy
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