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16: Promoting sustainable development

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Sustainability
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The current system of the liberal market economy alongside little enlightened leadership in weakened democracies is destabilising the natural world and harms social cohesion. New economic and political models are necessary to decouple economic prosperity from growth imperatives, and capital flows from the destruction of natural assets. Diversity and resilience should be key components of redesigned governance systems to achieve sustainable development and the well-being of citizens. Which are the impact strategies, transformation pathways and indicators we are best to follow in order to achieve a vision for sustainability?

Honorary President, Club of Rome, Former Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Emmendingen Introduction
Member, Club of Rome; Energy investor and equity partner, Univergy North America and Univergy - Think Green India, Detroit
Member, Club of Rome; Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin
Full Member, Club of Rome; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Collective Leadership Institute GmbH, Potsdam
Member, Club of Rome, Professor of Sustainability Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Co-President, Club of Rome, Senior Advisor and Facilitator, Corporate Purpose, Sustainability and Low Carbon Solutions, Brussels Chair

Dr. Ernst Ulrich VON WEIZSÄCKER

Honorary President, Club of Rome, Former Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Emmendingen

 Earlier stations: Professor of Biology, University President, Director, UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development, New York, Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy, President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. 1998-2005 MP, Germany, Chair of the Bundestag Environment Committee. 2006-08 Dean, Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, California.

Ph.D. Michael K. DORSEY

Member, Club of Rome; Energy investor and equity partner, Univergy North America and Univergy - Think Green India, Detroit

1996-1998 Master studies, Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
since 1996 Co-Founder & Director, Center for Enviornmental Health, Oakland
1999-2005 PhD, Environmental Policy, University of Michigan
since 2017 Director, Univergy Solar/ThinkGreen, Hyderabad, India
since 2018 Advisor, Impact PPA, Washington D.C.

Dr. Maja GÖPEL

Member, Club of Rome; Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin

2002-2004 Lecturer, Institute Political Sciences and European Studies, University of Hamburg
2002-2006 Volunteer Campaigner and Trade Expert, Friends of the Earth, Berlin
2002-2007 PhD, Global Political Economy, Hegemony Theory, Institutionalism, Universities of Hamburg, Kassel, Toronto
2006-2008 Campaign Manager Climate/Energy, World Future Council, Hamburg
2008-2012 Director Future Justice, World Future Council, Brussels
since 2013 Head Berlin Office, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Berlin
2014 Regular Lecturer, Master programme Strategic Sustainability Management, University for Sustainability Eberswalde
2014 Occasional Lecturer, University of Witten-Herdecke & Leuphana University Lüneburg
since 2017 Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin

Dr. Petra KÜNKEL

Full Member, Club of Rome; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Collective Leadership Institute GmbH, Potsdam

 Petra Kuenkel is an accomplished author in the field of sustainability transformations and a leading strategic advisor to pioneering international multi-stakeholder initiatives that tackle common goods and aim at transformative change. As a Full Member of the International Club of Rome and the founder and executive director of the Collective Leadership Institute, she promotes the scaling-up of collective leadership and collaboration skills for change agents in sustainability transformations from the private sector, public sector and civil society. She has developed a science and practice based breakthrough methodology for transformative change and is an expert in strategy designs for complex cross-sector partnering and large-scale multi-stakeholder initiatives. An industrial psychologist by profession, her teaching areas include applied systems thinking and leadership in complex systems. With projects all over the world, the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI) is an internationally operating non-profit organization focusing on thought leadership, executive education and sustainability transformation support.

PhD Kristín Vala RAGNARSDOTTIR

Member, Club of Rome, Professor of Sustainability Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavík

 Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir works on natural resources and their link with the economy, developing indicators for wellbeing economy, circular economy, sustainability indicators for soil, tourism, wellbeing, finding fabric for sustainable communities with focus on food security, and imagining sustainable futures. Her most recent interests are developing an economic framework and impact strategies that aid achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, casting light on corruption in natural resource management, and investigating the direct links between population, food and phosphorous.

Sandrine DIXSON-DECLEVE

Co-President, Club of Rome, Senior Advisor and Facilitator, Corporate Purpose, Sustainability and Low Carbon Solutions, Brussels

 Sandrine Dixson-Declève has close to three decades of experience in European and international politics and business, with a special focus on climate change, the environment, sustainability, green growth and energy. She is also a lecturer and has been an advisor to international organisations, including the UN, OECD, OPEC and European Institutions. Until recently, Sandrine was Chief Partnership Officer for the UN Agency Sustainable Energy for All and prior to that the Director of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the EU office of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She has also worked with the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and continues to serve as a special advisor to corporate executives, governments, academic institutions and NGOs.

Political Symposium

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25.08.2018

11:30 - 14:30My Europe – My StoryPartner
15:00 - 16:30OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 18:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in educationPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
13:00 - 14:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
15:00 - 16:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
16:30 - 18:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
16:30 - 18:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
16:45 - 18:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
18:00 - 20:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
18:15 - 19:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

27.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in politicsPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
11:00 - 12:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
12:30 - 13:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
14:15 - 15:45European Union – Russia: What to do?Plenary
16:15 - 17:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in businessPartner
07:30 - 08:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary