CBCGDF Shares Latest Book by Club of Rome: Come On!-Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet“
2017/12/28 13:05:00 本站

Recently, as the first Chinese official member of the Club of Rome, the Secretary-General of CBCGDF Dr. Zhou received consecutive letters from Ernst Ulrich von Weizs?cker and Anders Wijkman, the sitting co-presidents of the Club, introducing the latest book of the Rome Club, which they compiled -Come On!-Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet- with contributions from more than 30 members of the Club – is now available. Springer Nature (New York) is the publisher. The book is prepared for the 50th Anniversary in 2018 of the Club of Rome.

This book suggests possible solutions to the global ecological and social crises. At the core is the suggestion to develop a new Enlightenment for a ?Full World: we can no longer depend on a societal model that was developed for a world of less than one billion people. “Come On!” has three Parts:

1. Present trends are not sustainable. They will render the Full World dangerously vulnerable.

2. Our economic growth paradigm must be overhauled. We are in need of a New Enlightenment for the Full World.

3. But we have to urgently act now! These chapters are full of optimism, showing a great number of technologies and different ways to organise things that could be done within the present system and would move the world towards sustainability. We suggest policy measures aiming at bringing the positive examples into the mainstream. One basic rule is to tax the consumption of scarce natural goods and to lower tax on labour. Also some novel considerations are offered for global governance and how to rein in financial markets.

The book official order address:  http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9781493974184

About Club of Rome:
Club of Rome is an international non-governmental academic community on futurology and a global think-tank on global issues. Founded in April 1968 and headquartered in Rome, Italy. Its purpose is to raise public awareness of the global community through systematic research on global issues such as population, food, industrialization, pollution, resources, poverty and education and urge international organizations and relevant departments in all countries to reform social and political systems and take the necessary social and political actions to improve global governance and to let mankind out of the predicament it faces.