“We can emerge from emergency to a world which benefits all species, within planetary boundaries and leaving no one behind”
The Club of Rome was created to address the multiple crises facing humanity and the planet. Drawing on the unique, collective know-how of its 100 members – notable scientists, economists, business leaders and former politicians – it seeks to define comprehensive solutions to the complex, interconnected challenges of our world.
Decades of exponential consumption and population growth have come to imperil the Earth’s climate and life-supporting systems, while reinforcing social and economic inequalities and impoverishing billions globally.
As a network of thought leaders from a rich diversity of expertise, its members are committed to facilitating the difficult conversations and the bold actions required to confront the planetary emergency facing humanity and our common home. Its goal is to actively advocate for paradigm and systems shifts which will enable society to emerge from our current crises, by promoting a new way of being human, within a more resilient biosphere.
Drawing on thorough scientific analysis, the Club of Rome makes holistic proposals to address these immense, interconnected problems. It does so through research, concrete policy proposals and the convening of high-level meetings, debates, conferences, lectures and other events.
It also publishes a limited number of peer-reviewed “Reports to the Club of Rome”. Its seminal, best-selling 1972 report, The Limits to Growth, alerted the world to the consequences of the interactions between human systems and the health of our planet. Since then, more than 45 Reports have reinforced and expanded that intellectual foundation.
Recently, the Club has prioritised five key areas of impact:
- Climate-Planetary Emergency;
- Reclaiming and Reframing Economics;
- Rethinking Finance;
- Emerging New Civilization(s);
- Youth Leadership.
The efforts of its members are supported by the International Secretariat in Winterthur (Switzerland) a satellite office in Brussels (Belgium) and National Associations in more than 30 countries.
- Co-President: Mamphela Ramphele
- Co-President: Sandrine Dixson-Declève