“Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update”
New edition to the historic report to the Club of Rome “Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update” (2005) by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows and Jorgen Randers presents future overshoot scenarios for global economic development and responds the question: “What should be done to build ecologically balanced and socially focused economy aimed to bring well-being to humanity?”
The first edition of the internationally recognized study “Limits to Growth” was published in 1972 and namely set the course of the Club of Rome’s efforts for decades ahead. The book sold 12 million copies, was translated into more than thirty languages, and remains among the top academic textbooks all over the world.
Publishing Partner: PABULUM Publishing House
“23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism”
In his revelatory book Ha-Joon Chang, famous economist, professor of the University of Cambridge, offers a masterful debunking of some of the myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of how the economy really works:
- There is no such thing as a “free” market
- Neoliberal policy does not make the countries richer
- Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones
- We don’t live in a postindustrial era
- Better education in itself does not make the countries richer and etc.
We don’t have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to reveal what economic realities really are.
“Lively, accessible and provocative…read this book”. Sunday Times
Publishing Partner: Nash Format Publishing House
50th Anniversary Report to the Club of Rome “Come On!”
The 50th year anniversary report to the Club of Rome “Come On!”, co-authored by the sitting co-presidents of the Club Anders Wijkman and Ernst von Weizsäcker, and with contributions from more than 30 members of the Club, suggests a new paradigm to face global economic, social and ecological 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.
The present model of development is seriously flawed. Profit maximization and saving the planet are inherently in conflict. The new Enlightenment must be characterized by a vastly improved balance between humans and nature, between markets and the law, between private consumption and public goods, between social justice and incentives for excellence.
The Ukrainian Association for the Club of Rome together with Pabulum Publishing House with the support of ARCADA Bank PJSC published the Report to the Club of Rome “Reinventing Prosperity” by Graeme Maxton (General Secretary of the Club of Rome) and Jorgen Randers (professor and ex-president of BI Norwegian Business School), which focuses on three major social challenges: inequality, unemployment and climate change.
The authors propose 13 radical solutions which are both bold and at the same time politically feasible because according to Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers they “will not merely change the world for the better in a long-term perspective but will bring a number of benefits to people in the nearest future”.
“The Circular Economy and Benefits for Society”
A new study for the Club of Rome by Anders Wijkman (Co-President of the Club of Rome) and Kristian Skånberg has been translated into Ukrainian and disseminated via the Internet and in different Ukrainian universities.
The authors use the examples of the Czech Republic and Poland and demonstrate that a circular economy, where products are designed for ease of recycling, reuse, disassembly and remanufacturing should replace the traditional, linear “take, make and dispose” model. And it is a pretty realistic goal.
The report analyzes the impact of the concept of “circular economy” with regard to jobs, carbon emissions and trade balance of the European countries. This economic case is an exceptionally demonstrative and timely example for Ukraine to follow.
We will invite the authors of the reports to the Club of Rome and related books to present Ukrainian translations of their works in Ukraine and to participate in public events of the Ukrainian Association of the Club of Rome.