The Romanian Association for the Club of Rome (ARCoR) is a non governmental and apolitical organization. ARCoR shares the Club of Rome's concern for humankind's future and is built upon its most important concepts, such as:
- the need for global thinking and local action;
- the importance of long term thinking;
- the need to advance global action and to address the world problematique.
The Members of the Romanian Association for the Club of Rome attended a Conference having as guests authors Anders Wijkman, senior advisor at the Stockholm Environment Institute – Sweden, Co-President of the Club of Rome and a former Member of the European Parliament, and Johan Rockström, Professor of Natural Resource Management at Stockholm University, and Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, who visited Bucharest in order to launch the newest Report to the Club of Rome in Romanian: “Falimentarea naturii: Negarea limitelor planetare” (“Bankrupting Nature – Denying our Planetary Boundaries”). The Report had been previously presented during the conference „The Power of the Mind” that took place in Bucharest, on the occasion of the Annual Assembly of the Club of Rome, September 30th - October 2nd 2012.
The event,organized by ARCoR in colaboration with the European Support Centre for the Club of Rome in Viena and the National Bank of Romania, was opened by Mugur Isarescu, President of ARCoR and Governor of the National Bank. The agenda continued with speeches and presentations by Calin Georgescu, Secretary-General of the ARCoR, Chairman of the Board of the European Support Centre and Member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome, who also signed the preface to the Romanian edition of the Report, the two authors, Anders Wijkman and Johan Rockström, Amb. Sergiu Celac, Vice President of ARCoR and Angheluţă Vădineanu, Member of ARCoR and Proffesor in the Department of Systems Ecology and Sustainable Development, the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest.
The speeches were followed by a press conference and an interactive session in which the conference participants were invited to express their views on the subjects set out by the speakers. The event ended with an autograph session.
The event as seen in the Romanian press:
- news article, Ziarul Financiar, February 21st, 2013, author: Elvira Gheorghita -
Please find attached the press release regarding the new report to the Club of Rome: Bankrupting Nature: Denying our planetary boundaries by Anders Wijkman and Johan Rockström, launched in Brussels, Belgium, on December 5th, 2012.
Also, please note that, on the Club of Rome website, there is a short film about the launch of the new Report in Brussels. In the film, the authors, Anders Wijkman and Johan Rockström, outline the book’s key messages.
Update - 15.01.2013- the launch of the Report in the Romanian press: