The climate, our business too! How do we go from here after the climate summit in Copenhagen? Part three.

4 03 2010

New perspectives and a plan of approach

So now I will get to the third part of my argument. In the first part I provided my starting-point, which is that in this world of increasing globalisation, as cosmopolitans, we have new opportunities and challenges to realise human rights and millenium targets. And that our society in essence is a unity which manifests itself in an enormous variety. I stipulated that the purpose of my lecture is that I wish to make a contribution to the awareness that our influence on our living environment is only limited, but that both individually and jointly we are responsible for the way that we are dealing with the earth. Both in life, living and working we can make our individual and collective contribution to the whole. The purpose of this lecture is to stimulate you to give it content and to provide you insights and concrete opportunities for that. In the second part of my lecture I gave you a number of results of the climate summit and I drew three harsh conclusions. Not exactly to be happy about, but in the third part I promised you a number of new perspectives and a plan of approach. In this third part I will provide you an answer to the following question: How can we individually and jointly reduce the harmful role of man and expand our constructive role? To be able to provide an answer to that question I must tell you first what is the role of man in the climate problems. Lees de rest van dit artikel »

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The climate, our business too! How do we go from here after the climate summit in Copenhagen? Part two.

4 03 2010

The results of the climate summit:

In the second part of his lecture I will give you, as I mentioned before, a summary of the results of the climate summit in Copenhagen and the conclusions that we can draw from them. The climate summit did not result in a new and ambitious climate treaty, as the original intention was, but in an agreement. This agreement is the follower of the Kyoto protocol that has applied since 1997. In the Kyoto protocol it was agreed that in the period of 2008 – 2012 the emission of CO2 would be lowered by 5 percent as regards to 1990. The treaty was signed in 2002 by the EU and was not implemented until February 2005, when 55 countries had ratified it. Negotiations are still going on about the reductions of emissions after 2012. China and the US, who between the two of them account for 40% of the emission of greenhouse gases, are not joining however. After a conference that went with difficulty, long discussions and extremely difficult negotiations the 193 participating countries officially took cognizance of the agreement of Copenhagen. With it the UN have a document by which countries are free to accept and execute the agreement or not. Lees de rest van dit artikel »





The climate, our business too! How do we go from here after the climate summit in Copenhagen? Part one.

4 03 2010

Introduction

Thank you very much for inviting me to give a lecture to this international party about how to proceed after the climate summit in Copenhagen. I have divided this lecture into three parts. In the first part I will tell you what the starting point and the purpose of this lecture is and I will give you an outline of the climate problems. In the second part I will give you a summary of the results of the climate summit and the conclusions that we can draw from them. In the third part I will offer you a number of new perspectives and a plan of approach. Lees de rest van dit artikel »





Eerste Engelse artikel op dit weblog!

11 02 2009

Mij bereikte een verzoek uit Canada, via het internetwerk Xing, of ik het artikel “De 21e eeuw: Einde van het primaat van het bedrijfseconomische uitgangspunt”(16-12-08) wilde vertalen in het Engels. Een buitengewoon verzoek. Met dank voor de correcties door een lieve nicht van mij is hier dan het eerste artikel over bewustwordingsmanagement in het Engels:“The 21st century: End of the primacy of business economics principles”. Zowaar een historisch moment. Zie bij de categorie “Awakening management”. Ik ben benieuwd waar dit toe leiden zal. Dit weblog blijft in de eerste plaats Nederlandstalig, maar er zullen zeker daarnaast ook meerdere Engelse artikelen verschijnen.





The 21st century: End of the primacy of business economics principles

11 02 2009

For centuries, economic reasons have prevailed and up to this day they still do. Corporate social responsibility, emancipation and diversity are almost exclusively “sold” underlining the economic advantage that can be gained by it. “CSR is the best guarantee for turnover and profit” and “Top women bring in money.” In the nineteenth century the headlines would probably have been “More profit without slaves” and in the last century “More turnover without racial discrimination.” But there is another way! Lees de rest van dit artikel »