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Room 10 - Social, Economic and Political Issues.

Economic, social and environmental costs of climate change for humanity ..... and the planet.

    And Then There's Physics:
    Limits to Growth? Mainstream economics willing to discuss the arguments?

    Anthropocene Magazine:
    Economists assume the desire for wealth is insatiable. What if they're wrong? Hope for a more sustainable society.

    Anthropocene magazine:
    Is the climate crisis a population problem or a poverty problem? People don't cause climate change, lifestyles do.

    Anthropocene Magazine:
    Countries can pursue 1 of 3 major paths to an energy transition: Pace may vary. Analysis helps target interventions.

    Anthropocene Magazine:
    The key to sustainable cities may lie in increasingly sophisticated digital twins, analysis of "In silico" equivalents.

    Positioning communities for thriving futures requires local climate planning, climate risks and opportunities for communities.

    Change Oracle:
    The 10 Colors of the Economy and Sustainable Development Goals, color-coding different approaches.

    Change Oracle:
    Environmental Implications of Three Types of Economies: Brown, Blue and Green, all have environmental implications.

    Change Oracle:
    Types of Economies and their Implications for Sustainability, addressing pressing social and environmental problems.

    Change Oracle:
    Ecological Economics Vs. Classical Economics, focus on interconnectedness between nature, society, and economy.

    Climate Change Fork:
    Human Reactions to the Climate Shift, public attitude to human attribution to climate change.

    Deep Adaptation Forum:
    How adaptive networks and hamlets can help future resilience, strengthening local communities will be crucial.

    5 of the World's Coolest EcoVillages, intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable.

    We Need to Do So Much More: Social Change Moving Too Slowly for 1.5 Goal, world leaders unlikely to succeed in limiting global warming?

    Graviton Boson:
    The Shocking Economic Consequences of Climate Inaction: How Ignoring Global Warming Could Bankrupt us All.

    Nature is in crisis. UN report says short-sighted economics is to blame, calls for different ways to value natural world.

    Capitalism is killing the planet it's time to stop buying into our own destruction, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth.

    Climate change role clear in many extreme events but social factors also key, study finds. Extreme weather sometimes overestimated.

    Despite years of exposure to the climate science, I don't believe we are headed for total societal collapse.

    Kicking our growth addiction is the way out of the climate crisis. This is how to do it, fight poverty and global heating.

    From the Amazon to Australia, why is your money funding Earth's destruction? Fossil fuels, fisheries and farming subsidised by governments.

    Governments urged to confront effects of climate crisis on migrants, extreme weather is a growing danger to displaced people.

    World risks descending into a climate 'doom loop', warn thinktanks, coping with impacts of climate crisis could override tackling root cause.

    Happy Eco News:
    The Circular Economy Helps Give Materials a Second Life, helps mitigate the effects of climate change.

    Indigenous Climate Hub:
    Gender Inequality in the Context of Climate Change, women and gender minorities could be in a better position to effect solutions.

    Biodiversity, human rights safeguards crucial to nature-based solutions: Critics, nature-based solutions (NbS).

    How countries should prepare for climate migration."To help climate migrants, we must first recognize them."

    Nation-states are destroying the world. Could 'bioregions' be the answer? New ways that respect humans and nature.

    Paul Beckwith:
    Can Ecological Economics let us Survive and Reset: Adjusting to Abrupt Climate System Change, orthodox economics not considering energy constraints.

    Positive Money:
    Tragedy of Growth, abandon GDP growth and transform our economic system.

    How About A Social Circular Economy? What exactly is the social economy? reuse?

    State of the Planet:
    Some of the Most Drastic Risks From Climate Change Are Routinely Excluded From Economic Models, Says Study.

    State of the Planet:
    Cataloging the Past for Clues to Future Climate Adaptation, building a bridge between knowledge from the past.

    World Economic Forum:
    Can 'glocalization' lead to a more sustainable and equitable world? Better balance between global and local.

    Yale Climate Connections:
    Democracy and climate change, challenges confronting both cry out for some urgent attention.

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Language Translation

World Economic Forum - The Geo-Economics of Climate Change. Exploring how global leaders can collaborate so that no one is left behind in the climate transition.

The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on exhaustible resources. We know now the world is not a commodity, is not a source of revenue; it’s a common good, it’s our heritage. And the consequences of climate change are fully known now – we’re not talking about theories anymore, we’re talking about certainties - François Hollande.

IMF - The Global Economic Impact of Climate Change. Climate disasters can trigger spillovers and contagion across countries.
The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction - Christian de Duve.

Jimi Sol - Our Economic System: A Game of Musical Chairs. "Musical Chairs" compared with our current economic system: food for thought!
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security, and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all - Ban Ki-moon.