From systems crisis to a sustainable society
The crises in the last couple of years have once and for all made it clear that there is a need for new ways of thinking, values, political solutions and creative initiatives if we want to live in a world in balance. Challenges like climate change, overexploitation of the earth’s resources, extreme inequality, a damaging economic system as well as human depression and suffering are not solved by short-term focus on increasing material wealth and increased consumption. The dominant political solutions are no longer enough to develop a genuinely sustainable society. Therefore, we have to developed new solutions – together.
There is a fundamental need for a transition in the way we conceive the world. We need to consider the massive challenges that we face in the totality, to recognise their interconnectedness and to challenge the undisputed control that the current conventional economic rationale has on the development of society. The solutions of the future are – both in thought and in action – systemic.
There is a need for a transition in our perspectives on the possible future society. A need to change the perception of the good life simply being equal to material and economic wealth – and in this way give space for other ways of unfolding ambitions, togetherness and dreams. ‘The Transition’ is not a goodbye to the good life, but instead a unique opportunity to dig into the core of what it means to live well and together on this planet.