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WBCSD "Vision 2050" - Summary [PDF 1 MB, new window]
WBCSD "Vision 2050" - Full Report [PDF 2.7 MB, new window]
- Notice: For reference purposes only. The WBCSD "Vision 2050" is based on Hope Optimism and Technology - HOT:
"Vision 2050 is a picture
of the best possible outcome for the
human population and the planet it
lives on over the next four decades." (p. 3)
"In 2050, around 9 billion
people live well, and within
the limits of the planet" [...]
"The critical pathway includes:
• Addressing the development
needs of billions of people,
enabling education and economic
empowerment, particularly of
women, and developing radically
more eco-efficient solutions,
lifestyles and behavior
• Incorporating the cost of
externalities, starting with carbon,
ecosystem services and water
• Doubling of agricultural output
without increasing the amount of
land or water used
• Halting deforestation and
increasing yields from planted
• Halving carbon emissions
worldwide (based on 2005 levels)
by 2050, with greenhouse gas
emissions peaking around 2020
through a shift to low-carbon
energy systems and highly
improved demand-side energy
• Providing universal access to low-carbon
• Delivering a four-to-tenfold
improvement in the use of
resources and materials" (p. 4)
These citations are a shortlist of technocratic illusions!
- Peak Oil,
Bomb, and ... - Slide show by Albert Bates
Global Village Institute
for Appropriate Technology [PDF 13.6 MB, new window]
- Notice: Different scenarios are presented. It raises many questions.
Compare: Scenarios at ecoglobe.ch
- Water Disaster [PPS 2.6 MB new window]
- Increasing Global Nonrenewable Natural Resource
Scarcity - Prelude to Global Societal Collapse
Note: All resources are "natural" - Soil fertility, forests, fossil water (aquifers), wildlife, fossil fuels, minerals, a normal climate. Most of these "resources" are non-renewable, even if theoretically forests can regrow and wildlife could reconstitute their habitual population sizes.
Overexploitation of natural resources is destroying natural balances. Species become extinct. Natural balances are sometimes disturbed beyond "repair". Human interventions in natural balances almost always went astray and often produced more harm.
In sum: depletion of natural resources includes all resources and is mostly irredeemable.
- "Après le
Développement Durable?" [ppt 2 MB]
Note: Présentation donnée par le prof. Dominique Bourg (Unil) à Genève en octobre 2011. Donne beaucoup de détails et graphiques sur l'épuisement des ressources, y compris le pic de pétrole.
- Peak Oil and the ensuing scenarios - Interview with Nicole Foss by Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand 23 March 2012 [16.5 MB]
- Jørgen Randers' presentation of his book "2052" on 7 May 2012 in Rotterdam:
Transcript of the first 25 minutes of the book presentation, with audio and video links.
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