Book Launch

Dialog with Club of Rome I

November 18, 2018 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Club of Rome, Anders Wijkman and Ernst von Weizsäcker wrote the report "Come On! Capitalism, Short-termisms, Population and the Deconstruction of the Planet". On the occasion of the launch of its Chinese edition, translated by Yiheng Cheng, we had the opportunity to participate in a first dialogue with the Club of Rome. At this particular event were Mr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, co-president of the Club of Rome and Mr. Yiheng Cheng, member of the Club of Rome, translator of the book and member of the CSRP.

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This report is intended as a warning about the limits of our short-term vision and growth. Describing the current situation as a real philosophical crisis, the authors conclude that the world needs a "new enlightenment", where a balance between humans and nature, market and state, and short- and long-term vision is restored. For this, a systemic approach is needed, with a real need to rethink our way of thinking.

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Photography by Jelena Sucic

Given the importance and universality of the message of this report, its publication around the world seems essential. Its Chinese edition is, therefore, a major event, contributing to its spreading. Yiheng Cheng, who translated this report, benefits from a great experience in the field of sustainable development, thanks to his various past positions, and a membership of the Club of Rome. He has also contributed in the past to the translation of numerous books, such as "Nutzen wir die Erde richtig" from Schmidt-Bleek (2009), "Faktor 5" from Ernst von Weizsaecker (2010), as well as "Blue Economy" from Gunter Pauli (2012). His translation of the report will have contributed, once again, to a better dissemination of a sustainable model, through a systemic approach.

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