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Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead

Author: PAUL RASKIN, TARIQ BANURI, GILBERTO GALLOPÍN, PABLO GUTMAN, AL HAMMOND, ROBERT KATES, ROB SWART
Organisation: Global Scenario Group
Publish Date: 2002
Country: Global
Sector: Social Development
Method: Creative thinking
Theme: Strategic Thinking
Type: Book
Language: English
Tags: Transitions, Global development, Poverty, Global agendas, Sustainability

Paul Raskin, Tellus President, is lead author of this examination of the possibilities for a sustainable and desirable world. The essay describes the historic roots, current dynamics, future perils, and alternative pathways for world development. It advances one of these paths, Great Transition, as the preferred route, identifying strategies, agents of change, and values for a new global agenda. The essay s appraisal of the current global crossroads is disquieting. Conventional development is perilous, while the reform path to a sustainable future is problematic and uncertain. Yet, it shows that a fundamental change of direction is still possible. Progressive elements of civil society, government, international organizations, and business can forge a new sustainability paradigm, an alternative vision of globalization centered on the quality of life, human solidarity, environmental resilience, and an informed and engaged citizenry.
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