Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

IPE News: Defined ambition, TUC, people roundup, PFA, PensionDanmark, Industriens, Big Society Capital

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Dear Hazel Henderson,                 Today’s top stories             Defined ambition pensions could be ‘distraction’ for UK government UK – TUC says DA agenda risks distracting DWP from work of improving defined contribution schemes. 30/08/13 Friday people …

Schumacher College: In the Midst of Complexity

Jay Owen Sustainability News

In the midst of complexity Even with the most promising projects and the best of collaborative intentions, we regularly run aground because of unexpected human politics and hidden complexity, or we simply lose energy and burn out. Three courses in the Autumn term look at the root causes of why …

Time to Act – May Newsletter – Schumacher College

Jay Owen Sustainability News

Time to Act – May Newsletter For 22 years Schumacher College has brought together leading thinkers from around the world to envision a better future. Courses this year begin to focus on how we can act to bring this future into reality.   We look at the importance of happiness and …

Is American Nonviolence Possible?

Jay Owen Global Citizen

        Is American Nonviolence Possible?   By TODD MAY* – The New York Times The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence. – Martin Luther King Jr.   We are steeped in violence.   This past week was of course a searing reminder: Monday’s bombing …

Foresight Network Newsletter:Philosophy and the Future

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Philosophy and the Future Where: Sun City Grand, AZ When: 30 April Web: This discussion group led by Tom Lombardo will cover a broad range of topics Futures for Food Where: Turku, Finland When: 6–7 June Web: What could the futures of food look like? How will consumers need and value food? …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News:Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century, experts predict

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century, experts predict Scientists map elusive 3-D structure of telomerase enzyme, key actor in cancer, aging Secrets of bacterial slime revealed Alternative way to explain life’s complexity proposed Disappearing nannies force parents to accept …

Review of Making Things Work and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Jay Owen Articles by Hazel Henderson

Review of Making Things Work and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems In A Complex World by Yaneer Bar-Yam, NECSI Knowledge Press, Cambridge, MA 2004 Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson, Crown Business, NY, 2012 Review by Hazel Henderson   These two books, …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Deadly effects of certain kinds of household air pollution lead to call for biomarker studies Extreme algal blooms: The new normal? By keeping the beat, sea lion sheds new light on animals’ movements to sound Southern California sagebrush better suited to climate change, study finds Soils in newly forested areas …

Global Trends 2030 report from the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Ethical Markets Trendspotting

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds is the fifth installment in the National IntelligenceCouncil’s series aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future. As with previouseditions, we hope that this report will stimulate strategic thinking by identifying critical trends andpotential discontinuities. We distinguish between megatrends, those factors that will …