Designing 2050: Imagining and Building a Global Sustainable Society

by Peter Ellyard

Introduction

This essay describes the already-in-progress transformation of 21st century society into a global sustainable society and a set of proposals to help consolidate this future. The essay is in three parts and ten sections. The first part is a discussion about a current thinking about sustainability, and summarizes current trends and probable futures. The second part describes a preferred future vision of a global sustainable society and outlines some of its key characteristics. The third part delineates some strategic actions which will be required to realize such a society by the year 2050.(continue…)

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