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Sustainable Industries Economic Forum 2008 Portland Oregon Keynote Presentation - Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt
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  • 1. The Natural Step
    • International NGO
  • Scientific consensus
  • TNS Framework
  • Leadership and Role models

2. Vision Our vision is of a sustainable human society. The Natural Step 3. Core purpose To develop a genuine commitment to,and competence in, sustainable development throughout society. The Natural Step 4. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Systems thinking

  • Individuals
  • Groups

5. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step

  • Forests
  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Ground water
  • Climate
  • Metals and chemicals
  • Developing world
  • Global justice
  • Trust
  • Stories of meaning

TIME 6. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step

  • For those who foresee changes:
    • Resource costs
    • Waste management
    • Tax, legislation,insurance, loans
    • Internationalagreements
    • Credibility
    • Employees
    • Community

Strategic Opportunities 7. People are fantastic!So whats the problem? Copyright 2004 The Natural Step 8. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step 9. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step About drill-holes 10. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Structured overview and how to make better use of them 11. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step 12. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Planning from Success = Backcasting 13. Nobody can look into the future Copyright 2004 The Natural Step 14. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step but we can invent it! 15. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Finding A Unifying Theory Theoretical scienceEmpirical Science 16. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Planning in complex systems - TNS framework - System Success Strategy Action Tools 17. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step The second level is key System Success Strategy Action Tools 18. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step

  • Principles
    • - Necessary
    • - Enough
    • - General
    • - Concrete
    • - Distinct

Sustainable Vision TIME 19. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step So what can we agree on? 20. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Level 1, System 21. The System Conditions: Level 2, Success In the Sustainable Society, Nature is not subject to systematically increasing... 1 concentrations of substances from theE arths crust. 2 concentrations of substances produced by society. 3 degradation by physical means . and in a sustainable society.. 4 people are not subject to conditions that systematicallyundermine their capacity to meet their needs. 22. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Level 3, Strategic 23. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step A B C D 24.

  • Direction right?
  • Flexible platform for further development?
  • Economy good (financial, social, political)?

Copyright 2004 The Natural Step D-step 25. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Organisation/Project Level 4, Actions TIME 26. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step IKEA Hydro Polymer Home Depot Starbucks coffee Electrolux Nike Interface Matshushita/Panasonic Scandic Hilton Skanska TIME 27. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Agriculture Forestry Energy Traffic Materials TIME 28. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step vertorne SEKO (70 L.Gs) Whistler Calgary FCM Seattle Portland APA EU Round Table Chequamegon Bay Madison W I Portsmouth NH Lawrence NJ Pittsburgh/Vandergrift RA Evanston IL Duluth MN Jefferson County WI Corvallis OR TIME 29. Copyright 2004 The Natural Step ISO14001 Triple bottom line Sustainable growth Faktor 4 CleanerProduction Life Cycle Analysis Zero Emission Renewables RMA Ecological Footprinting Sustainability analysis Ecoliteracy Factor 10 HannoverPrinciples CSR Natural Capitalism Miljmlen EMAS EECA LCA Ecoefficiency Agenda 21 Sustainability Level 5, Tools 30.

  • Many good concepts and tools
  • They have their strengths and gaps
  • None can replace full systems perspective
  • Such a perspective increases the value of concepts and tools

Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Robrt, K.-H., Schmidt-Bleek, B., Aloisi de Larderel, J., Basile, G., Jansen, L., Kuehr, R., Price Thomas, P. Suzuki, M., Hawken, P., and Wackernagel, M. 2001.Strategic sustainable development selection, design and synergies off applied tools -.The Journal of Cleaner Production, 10 (2002) 197-214. 31.

  • We cannot afford sustainable development!
  • (Invalid; un-sustainability cannot be afforded)

Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Objection 1 32.

  • We cannot afford sustainable developmentnow!
  • (Invalid; D step deals with this)

Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Objection 2 33.

  • We cannot afford going all the way!
  • (In-valid; bankruptcy would only follow later on)

Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Objection 3 34.

  • We cannot afford going all the way fast enoughon our own !
  • (Valid; cross-sector cooperation needed)

Copyright 2004 The Natural Step Objection 4 35. 36. Hydro Polymers 37.

  • mined materials.
  • produced compounds.
  • physical encroaching .
  • the social tissue.

A B C D 38. 39.

  • Carbon neutrality
  • Closed loop recycling
  • No accumulation from emitted pollutants
  • No accumulation from additives
  • Cooperation throughout the value chain

40. 41. 42. 43. Participants Distance Learning Course 44.

  • Business
  • Partnerships
  • Hydro Polymers
  • Rhom&Haas
  • Wallenius
  • Volvo
  • Scandic
  • Skanska
  • Water Jet
  • etc
  • Academic Partnerships
  • BTH
  • Lund University
  • Chalmers
  • bo
  • Georgia Tech
  • etc.
  • N.Z.
  • Brazil
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • France

TNS Teams in

  • Sweden
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • U.K.
  • Canada
  • U.S.
  • Community
  • Swedish Munic.
  • SEKO
  • Portland
  • Wisconsin
  • Canada (Whistler, Canmore, Halifax)
  • APA, FCM

45. The Core program partners

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)
  • Lund Institute of Technology (LTH)
  • The Natural Step International (TNSI)

46. International breakthrough forReal Change Trans-disciplinary, Cross-sector andCross-culturalResearch and Implementation for Strategic Sustainable Development Invented and developed in Sweden Multi-stakeholderbase funding Vinnova, NVV, Nutek, Formas, Energimyndigheten. CORE (FSSD) 47. Trans and Cross getting a face Institutional structure Methodological structure Intellectual structure Issues, Objectives Theoreticalresearch Methodological research Applications

  • Busineses
  • Hydro Polymers
  • Wallenius
  • Volvo
  • Scandic
  • Skanska
  • Water Jet
  • etc
  • Universities
  • BTH
  • Lund Univ.
  • Chalmers
  • Georgia Tech
  • bo
  • etc.

TNS Teams

  • Sweden
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • U.K.
  • Canada
  • U.S.A.
  • etc.
  • Communities
  • Swedish municip.
  • Canadian municip.
  • Lisbon
  • Pittsburgh
  • etc
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