samedi 12 décembre 2009

Fwd: 2010: Something Big is Going To Happen...

Dear R2 WorldShifters,

Renaissance2 takes a look at the year which has passed and the year to come. We are also looking forward to hearing from our man in Copenhagen at Klimaforum09, Matthias Lehmann, who will be reporting back to us on his impressions of the chance for a successful climate change treaty being signed...


enaissance2 Projects of the Month

ImageThis month's R2 Project of the month goes to Chateau La Tour Apollinaire where the installation of photovoltaic solar panels completed as part of their Carbon Neutral Strategy for Green Tourism.

Spot the difference?! For those of you who visited the chateau for the R2 October 2009 gathering, you will see from the photo that there are now 16 solar panels installed on the roof, which means three less chimneys! The panels will produce 4 KWH of electricity and save at least 5 tonnes of CO² over the next 20 years - a small start!

Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, another solution which is working is the groundbreaking project from lithium-ion battery producer EnerDel. They are linking up all of the essential building blocks needed to integrate smart grid, electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies. It will be the first time that EVs, stationary grid storage, solar power and rapid charging infrastructure are combined in a real-world operating environment!
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COPEnhagen ?

"We have witnessed three economic transformations in the past century. First came the Industrial Revolution, then the Technology Revolution, then our modern era of Globalization. We stand at the threshold of another great change: the age of green economics." Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

"Business is recognizing the role it can play in combating climate change. Thank God, I say, for there is a desperately urgent need for business to play that role. Your lobbying influence can be substantial, but together, united and in large enough numbers it could prove decisive in turning the tide." Prince Charles, Heir to the British Throne addressing private enterprises

The cover of this week's Economist reads: "Stopping Climate Change". It contains an excellent analysis of the challenges and solutions. The Copenhagen climate talks begin this week. Can the politicians pull off a deal that will ensure we limit global warming to 2 degrees? It looks as if we may have to wait until 2010 for a final binding deal, though the potential is there if the will and political winds can align behind it. How fast will the global economy and markets recover and can they do so in a sustainable way?

The cover of December 7th's Time magazine reads: "The Decade from Hell", and in some ways, we are inclined to agree with their diagnosis. Yet, in others, we can see the signs of a birth of something new around us in the midst of this crisis which means that all the business-as-usual diagnoses of an upturn in 2010 are missing some vital clues about even more hopeful developments than mere economic growth.

Can we pluck a phoenix from the ashes of the wild fires of the past decade? How can we learn to relax, refresh, focus and renew ourselves in the decade ahead? How can we ensure we also co-create a thriving, green, global economy which respects local needs and values and enables us all to make a living and a difference? Will the next decade be a lost opportunity for us? Or will it see the birth of a thriving and resilient global civilisation?

The WorldShift Alliance is launched !

"During the first annual Renaissance2 Great Shift Gathering in October 2009 ("GSG1"), 72 leaders from over 20 countries on 4 continents pushed the boundaries of integral new ways to catalyze social and technological innovation..."

"...More than 40 projects and programs emerged during GSG1- one of the most important of these was the soft launch of the WorldShift Alliance on 26 October and the design sessions from 28-30 October 2009- the WSA Inaugural Design Event ("WSAIDE")..."

"...The purpose of the WSA is to bring together significant organizations who are already pathfinders in their respective fields of social, cultural and technological transformation ("the WSA partners"), to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is already working globally ("the WSA process"), in order to amplify our capacity to co-create a thriving global civilization while dealing with the current global emergency we all face..."

"...The key next steps for the WSA are its formation as an international NGO, the design and development of governance and economic models for the WSA Ecosystem projects, programs and businesses, and the putting in place of the key modules for the WSAP together with the fund raising activities required to support these activities..."

Read the full announcement here

G-1 Billion Partnership
"It is time for our political leaders to be leaders, to deliver what the science dictates, what business needs and what the people expect"

As the world's first all-youth event-specific press agency, G-1 Billion represents a unique new model of real-time media distribution. R2 is delighted to be partnering with this new NGO which is sending 15 bloggers to Copenhagen to cover the climate change conference.

2009: The Year in Review

2009 was a formative year for R2. Following our exploratory 2008 roadshow to 13 meetings in 8 cities on 4 continents, meeting 250 senior decision makers and leaders, 2009 saw R2 gain over 500 new members in 30 countries. We ran two major events which attracted over 100 people to our base in Perpignan as well as organised or spoke at meetings in Brussels, Paris and London which were each attended by a few hundred movers and shakers.

During our June and October Great Shift events, over 50 different innovative ideas and open space discussions resulted in 20 ongoing projects in renewable energy, resilient environments, integral governance and enlightened enterprise. The R2 team grew to 20 players including 15 part-time volunteers who helped organise and facilitate events.

Of course such a level of activity generates significant costs which are only partially covered by the event fees received from our two main gatherings in 2009. In order to support and grow the 20 critical R2 projects in 2010, expand our event base and recruit new members to R2, we are putting in place a fundraising plan for 2010 which includes:

  • A donation program for existing and new members
  • A premium level subscription to premium R2 content on our new website design for 2010
  • Training and intensive programs for Transactivists
  • A corporate subscription program to our R2 WorldShift Leadership Circle

Calendar of R2 events for 2010

1) Renaissance2 Intensives in Brussels and London

"Catalyzing Synergy & Symbiosis between Business, Government and Civil Society toward a Second Renaissance:"

Morning: "The Innovator's Dilemma Part 1: Co-creating Resilient Environments & Renewable Energy Systems for the 21st Century"
Afternoon: "The Innovator's Dilemma Part 2: Designing Enlightened Enterprises and Integral Governance Systems for the 21st Century"

Friday 12th February 2010 - Brussels
Friday 19th February 2010 - London

For registration details, please send an e-mail to

2) Robin Wood & Andrew Cohen at the UK EnlightenNext Centre

"Conscious Evolution - Co-creating a Second Renaissance: Making it through to a Thriving Global Civilisation in the Next Decade"

Deploying an integral approach we will explore the role of the individual in being and behavior, while mining the memes and mapping the movement we call the great shift.

Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st February 2010 - Islington, UK

3) R2 WorldShift Leadership Circle (R2WLC): What the World Needs Now...

27th to 29th May 2010

At R2WLC gatherings executives and leaders from around the world will assemble for an intensive three days in which they grapple together with issues and challenges of this great shift and focus on how they can develop rapid solutions through meshworked organizations.

4) R2 Great Shift Gathering 2010

21st to 25th October 2010

Put this date in your dairy to be one of the pioneers who are co-creating a renewable and thriving global civilization. Even if you were not at our last event we would be delighted to take the next steps of this journey together with YOU. We will provide you with the tools and methods we are using in R2.

With best wishes,

The R2 Team

The WorldShift 20 (WS20): An Independent Council to Complement the G20

As of 11 December 2009 
THE G20 


We have now entered a critical phase in the 
history of humankind. The future of our 
species is at stake. The world as we know it 
today is not sustainable. We either find a way 
to make it sustainable, or we face the specter 
of breakdown and ultimately of extinction. 
 Ervin Laszlo 


In recognition of today's accelerating global crises, and the corresponding opportunities in 
nearly every area of human activity and endeavor, the Club of Budapest, in association with 
its worldwide partner organizations, is launching: 
The WorldShift 20 (WS20): An Independent Council to Complement the G20  


The WS20 is to articulate the collective voice of humanity, drawing on the heritage of all 
peoples, cultures and religions. Its core purpose is to transcend short-term and self-serving 
economic and political interests in recognition of the fact that thinking and acting in exclusive 
reference to narrow national or multi-national agendas cannot solve the global challenges 
currently confronting the human family. 


The Mission 


In his Foreword to WorldShift 2012, the Club of Budapest's new handbook for conscious 
change, Deepak Chopra writes "We are already living in two worlds. One world moves 
ahead by inertia from the past, like a massive luxury liner drifting at sea, while the other 
steps into the unknown, like a child entering the woods for the first time." He notes that the 
old world gets the lion's share of attention on the front pages of newspapers and on the 
evening news. We note in turn that it also gets the lion's share of attention in the meetings of 
economic and political leaders, including the G20 organization of nation-states.  


The mission of the WS20 is to give due attention to the new world emerging today, providing 
essential orientation so that it may no longer be like a child entering the woods for the first 
time, but become an informed and determined movement toward a peaceful, just and 
sustainable planetary civilization. 


Implementation of the Mission 


In order to consider the issues that affect life and wellbeing on this planet from the integral 
perspective of a new civilization, the Club of Budapest, in the framework of the recently 
initiated Worldshift Movement, is calling together global thought leaders of foresight and 
integrity from all parts of the world and all major domains of society, politics, economics, 
ecology, science, art, as well as spirituality. This eminent group is to constitute The 
Worldshift 20: An Independent Council to Complement the G20.  


Fwd: Envoi des conférences de Justine /Solen et Denis

Objet : Envoi des conférences de Justine /Solen  et Denis

Chers amis,
Je vous adresse ci-joint l'adresse ip de la conférence sur le yoga faite par Justine et Solen au forum : (Très bonne qualité)
Voici l'adresse ip de la conférence de Denis Marquet du 30 Mars au Forum : (Qualité moyenne)
Vous pouvez transmettre ces adresses aux personnes que vous souhaitez. Elles pourront alors facilement télécharger sur leur ordinateur cet enregistrement. (Vous ne pouvez pas l'envoyer directement car c'est un fichier beaucoup trop lourd).
Bonne journée,