by Jacob Nordangård
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In my last article I
wrote about the history and aim of
the Club of Rome.
I mentioned that,
are one of the leading advocates for declaring a "Planetary
Emergency". This will most likely be the trigger for the setup of a
The idea of declaring an emergency was first proposed to Club of
Rome by British consultant and psychotherapist David Wasdell
Wasdell, with training from
Tavistock Institute, had written a paper
Global Warning that was circulated
G8 summit in Gleneagles in 2005,
with the mission of getting the climate issue higher up on the
We have a narrow remaining window to engage global strategic
planning and mobilization, followed by a maximum of fifty years to
achieve the transition, to scale down resource usage, to terminate
inequitable capital accumulation, and to stabilize and begin the
long term reduction of global population.
Wasdell was then invited by the Club of Rome president Prince
Hassan bin Talal to make a speech at their annual conference in
In order to achieve the desired impact, Wasdell advised them to:
there now exist a state of global emergency
CO2 to be an 'eco-toxin' [!] with potentially
impact on the global biosphere
operationalize an emergency strategy to move our global
society towards a zero or negative carbon economy within the
shortest possible timescale
operationalize the most effective institutional instruments
to manage the transition...
Wasdell, who became an
Al Gore, was also working closely with the
Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK) and its director and Club
of Rome-member Hans Joachim Schellnhuber to develop the
concept of Tipping Points in the climate system. 1
This concept was incorporated into the Planetary Boundaries
framework, which was developed under the leadership of Johan
Rockström at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and introduced in
the article "A safe operating space for humanity" in 2009.
This was done in
cooperation with Schellnhuber and PIK. 2
Planetary Boundaries is a framework to,
"describe limits to
the impacts of human activities on the Earth system"...:
Planetary boundaries - Wikipedia
If left unchecked, it is
said to trigger cascading tipping points leading to,
or irreversible environmental changes".
To prevent this potential
scenario, a top-down population control is considered necessary:
Rockström, a Swedish agronomist, had in 2004 been headhunted by the
IPCC chairman Bert Bolin to serve as director of
Stockholm Environment Institute and became the first director of
Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2007.
The latter institute, located at Stockholm University, had been set
up by the Swedish foundation for strategic environmental research (MISTRA)
with the task of developing strategies for sustainable governance
and stewardship of ecological and social systems.
Rockström later succeeded
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber as joint director of PIK in 2018.
The Planetary Boundaries framework was presented by Rockström at
Club of Rome's Global Assembly in Amsterdam in October 2009,
with attendance from their royal patron Queen Beatrix of the
Netherlands and honorary member Mikhail Gorbachev.
Philips, Royal Dutch
Shell and KLM... 3
The framework was
included in the Club of Rome-report
Bankrupting Nature, authored by
Johan Rockström and former Club of Rome-president Anders Wijkman,
and became a part of Club of Rome's and PIK's The Planetary
Emergency Plan in 2019.
One year later their
Planetary Emergency Partnership
was launched with over 300 partners all over the world.
The Club of Rome on X:
to include insights from the global pandemic,
the case that we are unequivocally
midst of a planetary emergency.
These plans have now come into fruition.
A few weeks ago, a
statement was made by The Climate Governance Commission at the UN
General Assembly High-Level Week & Climate Week. 4
The commission, which includes the current president of the Club of
Rome, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, and Johan Rockström, paints a
picture of the future... unless we take decisive action.
The world faces a deepening planetary emergency - and is on a
reckless path toward 'catastrophic' climate change (aka
Global Warming) - having already
over-stepped six of nine scientifically-identified planetary
A continued failure to
address the underlying causes of this emergency, such as,
destruction of nature,
...will have further devastating effects for
all of humanity, triggering potentially 'irreversible' tipping points,
with 'dangerous' consequences for planetary stability, both social and
A system-wide approach to
solving the 'climate crisis' is required now, ensuring reliable
climate and planetary boundary governance for the Earth as a whole.
Due to these alleged 'crises,' the commission recommends,
"bold and concrete
steps to catalyze a shift in global governance",
...in their forthcoming
report Governing Our Planetary Emergency, which will be released in
conjunction with the climate summit in Dubai (COP28) in November
The Climate Governance Commission was founded by the Swedish
Challenges Foundation at
the United Nations
75 Global Governance Forum, September
16 and 17 2020, and is led by,
The former president of
Club of Rome that intervened trying to prevent my dissertation from
being approved is a "contributing expert".
CGC (Climate Governance Commission) state that the,
system is ill-equipped to deal with our planetary emergency,
which now encompasses the 'polycrisis' including, for example,
international conflict, financial instability, global
inequality, and pandemic risk and recovery."
The new term "polycrisis"
was frequently used in discussions at the World Economic Forum in
Davos in January 2023. 5
Strengthening the International Response
to Complex Global Shocks -
An Emergency Platform.
Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 2 - Diplo
To handle this "polycrisis", CGC calls for "competent" crisis
Empowered with new authorities, current and new international
governance institutions must exert competent crisis leadership,
developing and deploying emergency plans and a new generation of
effective policies while pursuing a more equitable allocation of
boundaries are not negotiable, but must drive and fundamentally
inform our collective action and management systems.
To set these "new authorities and capabilities" in motion the
commission proposes that the UN General Assembly declares a
planetary emergency at the Summit of the Future in September 22-23
The UN General Assembly should declare a global planetary emergency
at the 2024 Summit of the Future, reinforced in similar statements
by UN Agencies, regional bodies, and national and local governments.
The commission then suggests to elaborate on the UN
"to design and
convene an inter-agency, intergovernmental Planetary Emergency
Platform to bring together fragmented international
institutional structures, and to develop a Planetary Emergency
Plan for urgent, coordinated action, with linked national
I describe the
This Platform, consisting of intergovernmental, State and non-State
"plan for and
cooperate on urgent action at all levels of governance,
including a global decarbonizing package".
The commission point out
that over-stepping the planetary boundaries has to come with
Global security norms should be broadened to reflect the grave
implications of over-stepping climate/planetary boundaries,
including UN Security Council practices to better reflect the
climate policy challenges and priorities of
the Global South and of
They are because of this calling for,
"courageous 'top down'
leadership within all levels of government, combined with
generalized 'bottom up' citizen
pressure and engagement, to catalyze fundamental
Some of the other
suggestions in the statement includes:
Court for the Environment
Reform of the Global Financial System
Philanthropy Advisors Global Commons Alliance
Rise of Non-State Global Governance
In the background, another closely related initiative has been
developed to execute the prescribed transformation.
In 2019 the
Commons Alliance was launched in Singapore by
Philanthropy Advisors with the mission,
citizens, companies, cities and countries to accelerate systems
change, and become better guardians of the global commons".
to change minds, actions and systems in order to
safeguard the global commons and "regaining planetary
They are ready to act
swiftly when an emergency is declared.
By 2025, the true magnitude of the multifaceted transformations we
need to safeguard the global commons will be well understood.
actors will know what they need to do, where things are most urgent,
and be taking action that sparks and sustains transformational
change in order to protect the global commons...
Their philosophy is all based on Rockström's Planetary Boundaries
The 70+ partners include
Club of Rome, PIK,
WEF, and WRI, with
support from an "Investor Collaborative" consisting of among others,
Rockström is a member of
the steering committee of the Global Commons Alliance and leads the
"Alliance Component" The Earth Commission with the mission to
"safe and just
boundaries for people and the planet".
This is a graph from my
book The Digital World Brain (under translation to English),
illustrating their formula for "systems transformation".
It is a recipe for a Scientific Dictatorship...!
To quote the "tenth
commandment" on the now demolished
Be not a cancer on
the Earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature...
It also reminds me of a
document from the Secretariat of World Order that George Hunt
uncovered during a,
"UNA Environment and
Development Conference to provide broad public debate and
support for United Nations Earth Summit" in Des Moines,
September 22 1991. 7
The security council of
the UN, led by the Anglo-Saxon Major Nation Powers, will
decree that henceforth,
the Security Council will inform all nations
that its sufferance on population has ended, that all nations have
quotas for REDUCTION on a yearly basis, which will be enforced by
the Security Council' by selective or total embargo of credit, items
of trade including food and medicine, or by military force, when
This has now been rebranded as "carbon footprint reduction"...:
I will delve more into the Global Commons Alliance in a
I also mention their influence in my presentation
"Shaping the Future Agenda - The Digital World Brain" from
 Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K. et al. A safe
operating space for humanity. Nature 461, 472–475 (2009).