Global Transition 2012
The Global Transition 2012 is an international network of organisations and thinkers from the world that aims to promote and deliver a rapid transition to a desirable and beneficial "green economy" where well-being is guaranteed. The capacity of adaptation to environmental change are viewed as the main characteristic of this new world.
This vision is being realised by the cooperation between the New Economics Foundation, the New Economics Institute and the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future. New organisations and partnerships are being found in the path to Rio+20. Recognizing the unsustainability of the present economic models and the non-feasibility of putting the brakes on consumption will (with the possible consequences on unemployment and human well-being), Global Transition 2012 pushes for an alternative that delivers well-being and social justice for all without stretching the Earth’s resources beyond breaking point.
The Earth Summit in Rio, June 2012, with its focus on the green economy in the context of poverty eradication, offers a unique opportunity to develop a global roadmap or pathway to achieve this transition to that new world.
Challenge Paper themes have been selected to develop a clear perspective on the emerging priority areas for Rio+20:
- The Green Economy: Charting The Path To the Global Transition To A Green Economy by Tim Jenkins, and Andrew Simms
- Beyond GDP: Measuring our Progress by Charles Seaford, Head, Centre for Wellbeing, nef (the new economics foundation); Sorcha Mahoney, Researcher, Centre for Wellbeing, nef; Mathis Wackernagel and Joy Larson, Global Footprint Network; and Réne Ramírez Gallegos, National Secretary for Planning and Development, Ecuador.
- Global Inequality by David Woodward, New Economics Foundation) Fellow; Saamah Abdallah, Senior Researcher, Centre for Wellbeing, (New Economics Foundation).
- One Planet Living: How To Transition To A Green And Fair Economy And Stay Within Planetary Boundaries by Sue Riddlestone, Co-Founder, Bioregional
- Fishing Public Resources For Public BenefitRupert Crilly, Researcher, Natural Economies, nef (the new economics foundation); Aniol Esteban, Programme Head, Natural Economies, (New Economics Foundation).
- Achieving Universal Access To Energy And A Low Carbon, High Well-Being Economy by Viki Johnson, Head of Climate Change and Energy, nef (the new economics foundation); Niclas Hälström, Founder, What Next Forum.
- Food Security, Aksel Nærstad, Senior policy advisor at the Development Fund, Norway
- Managing Natural Capital: One Part Of A Big Picture, Oliver Greenfield, Coordinator, Green Economy Coalition
- Shaping A Public Fiduciary For Financial Markets by Simon Zadek, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation and Senior Fellow, Global Green Growth Institute
- Green Jobs and Skills: Decent and Green Jobs with a Just Transition: A Step towards sustainable development by Anabella Rosemberg, International Trade Union Association
- Outsourced Emissions And Global Trade In The Green Economy by Guy Shrubsole, Director, Public Interest Research Centre