GT2012 newsletter



There has been so much going on these past few weeks that we thought you might like to read about the Dialogue #2 and much more in a newsletter format, so welcome to our first newsletter for the Global Transition 2012 initiative. Thank you to all who attended the Dialogue and for those who weren’t able to make it, we hope that the write up gives you a flavour of the two days. If you would like to receive regular Global Transition 2012 updates, or for further information, please email: [email protected].

Write up of the Global Transition Dialogue #2 on the New Economy

On March 17th and 18th the Global Transition 2012 hosted the second Global Transition Dialogue on the new economy.

  • For a report of Dialogue #2 click here.
  • For Dialogue #2 background materials click here.

Global Transition in Outreach Live: Taking the Plunge

  • Articles from the Global Transition edition of Outreach can be viewed here.
  • To download the PDF of the Global Transition edition of Outreach click here.

Challenge Papers

As part of the first phase of the Global Transition 2012, we invited leading thinkers to author 11 Challenge Papers on key topic areas. The Challenge Paper themes have been selected to develop a clear perspective on the merging priority areas for Rio+20 and include overarching theme papers addressing The Green Economy, as well as specific theme papers…More


Global Transition Dialogue Videos

During the Global Transition Dialogue a number of speakers and attendees were interviewed by the Stakeholder Forum Outreach Live team…More


Transition to a New Economy Conference March 30 – April 1, 2012 at Harvard University

The aim of the conference was to launch an action based dialogue on how to transition to a new economy that prioritizes social and economic wellbeing and ecological integrity. Ten thought leaders were hosted as well as 140 young activists and students from around the world for a weekend to build a diverse, creative, and inspired movement for systemic change, drawing on our combined experiences and ideas…More

Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a new Economic Paradigm


Hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan,
2nd April 2012, Conference Room 1 (North Lawn Building),
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Messages from the Global Transition Dialogue #2 were also shared at this meeting.
For more information about the event click

Quote of the day

We need to mainstream sustainable development through the economy, whatever the colour is. So really it doesn’t matter about the colour, but how it works.

Aron Belinky (Coordinator, International Processes, Vitae Civilis)



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