EMERGING NEW CIVILIZATIONS INITIATIVE (ENCI)
The Club of Rome is repositioning itself to challenge humanity to rise to its full potential and become good stewards of the Earth’s limited resources. Our call is anchored on the need for a paradigm shift in our fundamental belief matrix, and the complex economic, financial, social systems underpinning our daily interactions. We are determined to identify and mobilize those already engaged in the quest for a New Civilization to become part of a Network of Networks to pursue this vision.
The exploration of a New Civilization is being enriched by the responses of many fellow explorers who are engaged in asking tough questions of humanity in a variety of spaces. Common threads are emerging that affirm what we already know:
- We are living beings who are inherently relational
- Wisdom of ancients tells us that “the I Am because you Are”, the African Ubuntu philosophy, or there is “no Me without We.” Buddhists and other indigenous knowledge systems also have similar orientations. This wisdom enabled humanity to evolve into the intelligent species it is today, and we would be remiss not to tap into it.
- The emergence of the need for a New Civilization is a manifestation of a rising consciousness of who we are as humans, and what values would best shape our relationships to one another and to nature.
- New paradigms are needed to foster core values that promote human dignity, respect for nature and protection of the commons, beyond current