It is time to upgrade our economic system.
Ahead of the UN’s SDG Summit (18-19 September), ground-breaking analyses shows how by enacting five ‘extraordinary turnarounds’ SDGs implementation can be accelerated.
In an open letter to the G20, close to 300 millionaires, economists, and political representatives from almost all G20 countries call for a new international agreement on wealth taxes to “stop extreme wealth from corroding our collective future”.
This scenario reflects our current trajectory. What if societies continue at a similar pace, setting incremental goals but failing to take strong collective action? Will we cross irreversible tipping points, threatening the foundations of Earth’s stable climate? Will skyrocketing inequality lead to worsening social tensions?
This scenario assumes societies embark on a new path to a sustainable world by 2050. What if we fundamentally reconfigure our economies, energy and food systems so that they work for both people and the planet? Can we avoid the worst of climate change impacts and increase our societies’ resilience to shocks? Will we succeed in ending extreme poverty, guaranteeing everyone a healthy diet and access to quality education and healthcare?
Re-programming our economies so that they work for both people and the planet is the solution to today’s major challenges. To make this upgrade a reality, we need governments to implement bold policies aimed at increasing wellbeing for the majority. This is a call to action for governments.
But Earth4All is also a call to action for citizens. By building a chorus of voices in support of the five extraordinary turnarounds, we can make politicians listen and take action to drive the needed transformations.
This is why we need bold conversations in every home, every school, every university, every city and every parliament. What is the future we want? How can our operating system get us there?
All of us have a role to play to support the transformation towards a world where everyone and the planet can thrive.
If you believe it is time to upgrade our economic system, take action with us today.