Global Sustainability: Bending the Curve

Global Sustainability: Bending the Curve

Global Sustainability: Bending the Curve

Global Sustainability: Bending the Curve

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Two names are on the cover, but the insights of many are inside. The Global Scenario Group (GSG) was its source and wellspring. Since 1995, the GSG has engaged a diverse international group in an examination of alternative global futures - and the lessons they hold for policy, values, and action.

We are grateful to each of our GSG colleagues present and past - Tariq Banuri, Michael Chadwick, Khaled Mohammed Fahmy, Tibor Farago, Nadezhda Gaponenko, Pablo Gutman, Gordon Goodman, Allen Hammond, Lailai Li, Roger Kasperson, Robert Kates, Sam Moyo, Madiodio Niasse, H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo, Atiq Rahman, Setijati Sastrapradja, Katsuo Seiki, Nicholas Sonntag, Rob Swart, and Veerle Vandeweerd. We are particularly indebted to those who joined us as coauthors on the studies that were the foundation for this book: The Sustainability Transition: Beyond Conventional Development (Raskin et al. 1996), Branch Points: Global Scenarios and Human Choice (Gallopín et al. 1997) and Bending the Curve: Toward Global Sustainability (Raskin et al. 1998). We thank the Stockholm Environment Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, the Nippon Foundation and the United Nations Environment Programme for major funding for GSG activities over the years.

We are deeply indebted to our colleague Eric Kemp-Benedict for his outstanding contribution and hard work at every phase of the scientific analysis and document preparation. We also appreciate the contributions of Charles Heaps, Jack Sieber, Robert Margolis, and Gil Pontius. Faye Camardo brought her eagle eye to editing a challenging manuscript.

We benefited from all of these able colleagues and partners, but the authors alone take responsibility for any remaining oversights and lapses in judgment.

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