• After more than three decades of scientific reports and international meetings, it is clear that there is no consistent progress towards an integrated worldwide approach in the public and private arena to climate change, to food insecurity, and access to non-pollutant fuels.
    How to involve and motivate decision-makers in choosing the right paths, in the face of the overwhelming pressures from political and economic groups? Would scientific reports be enough to drive effective public policies, given the usual ways of dealing with things?
    As a global community, the world can no longer rely on incremental reforms within traditional planning and development frameworks to address the profound environmental challenges facing human survival, which intertwine economic, political and cultural issues.