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  • Thursday, 07. December 2023
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Book presentation Earth for All

The Slovenian Association for the Club of Rome and the Centre for Professors Emeriti and Retired Higher Education Teachers of the University of Maribor organise introductory presentation of this seminal book in cooperation with the Club of Rome and the Earth4All project.

The time of COP28, this year’s global climate summit, has been chosen to highlight the importance of holistic and systemic approach for dealing with climate crisis, within a broader sustainability framework.

50 years after the Club of Rome report The Limits to Growth (Meadows et al., 1972), several of the world’s leading experts and institutions have produced a new report: Earth for All – A survival guide to humanity (Earth4All) (Dixson-Declève et al., 2022).

The book presents the results of the two-year Earth4All project ( and is the outcome of a collaboration between the 21st Century Transformational Economics Commission, systems analysts, and development modelling teams. The project published its findings in September 2022 in the form of a book, a survival guide to help humanity avert ecological and social catastrophe. An important prerequisite for this is to transform the foundations of our global economic system, i.e., to reboot it so that it works for all people and the planet.

The book explores two scenarios beginning in 1980 and ending in 2100. These scenarios entitled Too Little, Too Late and The Giant Leap explore how population, economies, resource use, pollution wellbeing and social tensions might change this century based on decisions made this decade. The Giant Leap scenario is achievable if societies adopt unprecedented and immediate action across five interconnected turnarounds: poverty, inequality, empowerment, food, and energy.


  • Introduction by the organisers: Slovenian Association for the Club of Rome in Centre for Professors Emeriti and Retired Higher Education Teachers of the University of Maribor

  • Presentation of the book and project Earth4All by ANDERS WIJKMAN, contributing author

  • Holistic, participatory and systems thinking and innovation for sustainability in Slovenia, by Slovenian actors

  • Discussion with Anders Wijkman and about implementation of the Giant Leap scenario in Slovenia


Anders Wijkman is an opinion maker and author. He was co-president of the Club of Rome between 2012 and 2018 and has held or continues to hold important positions in several international and national institutions and bodies for sustainability, green economy, and developmental cooperation. Among them: Anders has served as a Member of the European Parliament, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Policy Director of UNDP, and chairman of the EIT Climate-KIC Governing Board. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the World Future Council, the International Resource Panel, and the 21st Century Transformational Economics Commission.