This book will offer an optimistic collection of opportunities and practical policies that support beneficial solutions and open a wide horizon into a better, sustainable world. It is people who can and should move our civilization into the new direction - as they simultaneously create and live a new, enlightened philosophy.
Part One of this Report offers a descriptive diagnosis of the non-sustainable trends of our time. The Earths "planetary boundaries," established by physics, are in danger of being destroyed by the selfish priority of feeding human "need." The authors describe how social construct of mass economic well-being needs to be decoupled from the use and destruction of natural resources, especially in agriculture. Part Two offers an analysis that describes society's fundamental philosophical crisis at this juncture, starting with the message of the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si by Pope Francis. The book shows how a systems approach will be needed to address and understand the complex and interactive realities of our time.