THE CLUB OF ROME
Learning new ways of becoming human
Emerging from our current state of emergency will require a reconfiguration of our societal arrangements, through a journey into largely uncharted territories. But how can we consciously change the way we think while we still think that way? Learning new ways of becoming human addresses key elements of the systemic change our society needs to enable people to learn, with the goal of addressing humanity’s existential challenges in their own ways.
EDITED BY UGO BARDI & CARLOS ALVAREZ PEREIRA
Limits and Beyond
The Limits to Growth, the Club of Rome’s seminal report published in 1972, shifted how we see the role of humans in deciding the fate of the planet. On the 50th anniversary of the book, 21 world-renowned thinkers, scientists, and economists came together to reflect on how can we use the lessons learnt and what is next—can we save ourselves and the planet? With voices across genders, cultures, and continents, Limits and Beyond tackles the issue of the planetary emergency from a diversity of perspectives, acknowledging that new lenses are required to imagine different and more desirable futures.
THE CLUB OF ROME
Learning what we already know
After over 50 years since the publication of The Limits to Growth, humanity is still grappling with the lessons of the historic report. While the situation often feels dire, the present is also full of hope. In Learning what we already know published in GAIA, Club of Rome Co-president Mamphela Ramphele and Vice President Carlos Alvarez Pereira reignite hope in our ability to reconnect with our humanity by betting on our capacity to learn.
The 5th Element
Disruptive Technologies, A Critical Yet Hopeful View
Digital for Life? Blind Spots of AI and its Reframing for Desirable Futures