On 4 and 5 December, The Club of Rome will hold its Annual Conference at the University for Peace in Ciudad Colón, San José Province, Costa Rica. It is on this occasion that the organizers and Club of Rome co-presidents Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Mamphela Ramphele invited Dalì Nolasco Cruz, Slow Food International Board member and coordinator of the Terra Madre Indigenous Network for Latin America and the Caribbean, as a speaker and participant in the dicussions on Transformational Governance to enable Global Equity for a Healthy Planet.
2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Limits to Growth, the most important and influential publication to The Club of Rome to date. The report was able to foster understanding of the varied but interdependent components — economic, political, natural, and social — that make up the global system in which we all live; to bring that new understanding to the attention of policymakers and the public worldwide; and in this way to promote new policy initiatives and action.
Fifty years later, there is no doubt that humanity is overshooting the carrying capacity of the planet while not distributing the fruits of economic activity in a fair and just way. It is clear to all those who care about global equity for a healthy planet that the governance of the commons – our shared planet – is the key to a sustainable future.
In this regard, the contribution that Dali Nolasco Cruz can make to the discussion it’s evident, as a woman and as an indigenous person involved at the highest level in the governance of an organisation such as Slow Food, a global network of local communities which has grown into a movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.
Dalì Nolasco Cruz says: “I’m proud to be invited to share my perspective at the Club of Rome Annual Conference. The Club of Rome has been a catalyst for global changes, identifying the major problems that humanity will face. With its critique of the concept of permanent and progressive economic development proclaimed the finiteness of natural resources and the need to preserve them by introducing the concept of sustainability – at a time when a few isolated voices were rising in this regard. The culture of indigenous peoples expresses centuries of struggle, resistance and survival behind us. We have historically been excluded, discriminated against and ignored, and due to the climate crisis our vulnerability has increased. Despite this adversity, we have sought solutions to our problems through knowledge and traditional practices. Indigenous peoples are examples of resilience and defense of life on Earth, repositories of ancestral knowledge.” she adds.
READ The Club of Rome Annual Conference 2022 program here
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