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Workshop on COP28: A Serious Global Stocktaking “Wisdom Fuelling the Future!”

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join our two-day intensive World Café session –“Wisdom Fuelling the Future!”


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join our two-day intensive World Café session –“Wisdom Fuelling the Future!” on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the Academy Officers Club, Dubai, between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. Most think our big challenge is in mastering the transition from a “fossil fuel” economy to one based on “renewables?” But could the real question be, what is an “enduring” economy both for ourselves AND our great-grandchildren and theirs for many millions of years to come? The truth is that if we were to live wisely on our little Blue Planet, we could be here for well over 500 million years until the Sun is so hot water fails us. In other words, our “stocktaking” is NOT how we solve our immediate problems, but instead, how we envision a wholesome and regenerative approach for life for all! In this spirit, the Club of Rome has just issued an exciting study, “Earth for All.” https://www.clubofrome.org/publication/earth4all-book/

As Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, President of COP28, clearly states in reference to the call of the Paris Agreement to “take stock” of our progress to keeping temperatures down to 1.5C, “We are way off track … and the hard reality is that to achieve this goal, global emissions must fall
43% by 2030. … To add to the challenge, we must decrease emissions at a time of continued economic uncertainty, heightened geopolitical tensions, and increasing pressure on energy security.” (Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week). Stepping back on track, that is, mastering the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, upon deep study, is not at all an easy undertaking. Prof. Simon Michaux, Professor of Geometallurgy at the Geological Survey of Finland documents the practical challenges in gaining the necessary rare earth metals for this transition. Yes, the recent discovery in Sweden will help, but we to carefully study his message in preparation for COP28. Here is a very recent presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMRdZCyXqzE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEM9THuK0G8

For too long, we’ve been encased in an outdated paradigm as dramatic as the one Copernicus overcame when he helped us realize the earth is not the center of the universe. We’ve also been imprisoned in the paradigm that puts the “selfish self-interested individual” at the center of our economic thinking. But this could be ending as Dr. Maja Göpel suggest in this fascinating presentation a few days ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gjifx13RMo

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