Exploring Earth Systems

On Tuesday, May 9, the Norway House will host a moderated discussion on Exploring Earth Systems: the Geoversiv Approach to Smart Future-Building, with Don Shelby and Joseph Robertson. The event will be held in the Norway House gallery, where explorer David Thoreson’s brilliant, moving photography exhibit ‘Over the Horizon’ is currently on display.

RSVP at geoversiv.eventbrite.com

  • The event begins at 7:00 pm CDT, with an informal reception.
  • At 7:30, Don Shelby—prize-winning journalist and a pioneer in the communiction of climate change science and the need for climate-smart policy—will introduce the evening’s guest speaker.
  • Joseph Robertson—founder and president of the Geoversiv Foundation—will present the Geoversiv approach to building a climate-smart generative economy.
  • After the Geoversiv presentation, Don Shelby will moderate a discussion between Joseph Robertson and the audience.

The global unsustainability crisis extends not only to food and water supplies, the endangerment of species and habitats, and life-sustaining ecosystems, but also to the future viability of the stable climate system and of nation states. The choice between unsustainable practices and a sustainable future is a choice about the security of human civilization, and the liberating values we have come to cherish.

The Geoversiv approach to smart future-building focuses on generative strategies that build value and capability at the human scale. Embracing complexity as the most direct path to clarity, we look for critical trends that add, hide, limit or expand value not priced in the everyday economy. We then develop tools to empower people, communities, and decision-makers to better secure those non-price drivers of future value.

Among these are the ACCESS to GOOD project, our Living Future Strategies, and the Geoversiv Commitment to Ocean Stewardship.

These innovations will help us to solve problems faster and build an economy that works for everyone.

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Joseph Robertson is Global Strategy Director for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He coordinates the building of CCL’s citizen engagement groups on 5 continents and represents CCL in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, UNFCCC negotiations, and other UN processes. He is a member of the Executive Board of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY. Joseph is Founder and President of the Geoversiv Foundation and the lead strategist supporting the high-level climate dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation.

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