We are not fully aware that we live on the threshold of a planetary emergency. Global climate warming, erosion of biodiversity, acidification of the oceans, pollution in large cities, groundwater pollution, galloping deforestation, declining glaciers, melting of the Arctic. All the indicators are alarming. The sixth mass extinction is advancing at an unprecedented speed in the geological history of the Earth. And our world is failing in its commitments to deal with this ecological crisis.
The Club of Rome, in view of the IPCC report, has drawn up a climate emergency plan, a collaborative call for action in the face of what can be qualified, without euphemisms, as an existential threat. Measures to mitigate climate change should be courageous and consistent, with a very long-term vision, knowing that its effects will not be measured before decades. Therefore, the commitment of citizens and civil society is also necessary.
The Global University Network for innovation has also supported the initiative of the The Club of Rome in Barcelona, by signing the 'Manifesto for a new Governance of the Energy Transition': http://www.clubderoma.net/