Fernando Alvarez ,Pedro Mercado

Background information

The Club of Rome was founded in 1968 as an association of independent leading personalities from politics, business and science, men and women who are interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic to obtain a better world. The members share a common concern for the future of humanity and the planet.


To identify the most crucial problems which will determine the future of humanity through analysis; to evaluate alternative scenarios for the future , choices and opportunities; to develop and propose practical solutions ; to communicate the new insights and knowledge derived from this analysis to decision-makers in the public and private sectors and also to the general public and to stimulate public debate and effective action to improve the prospects for the future.


The Club of Rome currently consists of approximately 100 individual members; over 30 national and regional associations; the International Centre in Winterthur, a European Support Centre in Vienna and the Club of Rome Foundation, which provides the opportunity for major individual donors to be involved, to participate in the development and dissemination of the Club’s projects and messages.


The Club of Rome, in its early years, focused on the nature of the global problems, on the “limits to growth” and for world development. The Club of Rome is focusing in its new programme by defining and communicating the need for, the vision and the elements of a new economy, which produces real wealth and wellbeing; which does not degrade our natural resources and provides meaningful jobs and sufficient income for all people. The new programme will also address underlying values, beliefs and paradigms.

Who are we?

The Club of Rome is a non-profit organisation, independent of any political, ideological or religious interests. Its essential mission is “to act as a global catalyst for change through the identification and analysis of the crucial problems facing humanity and the communication of such problems to the most important public and private decision makers as well as to the general public.

Our Leaders.

At present the Club has two Co-Presidents, Dr. Ashok Khosla of India and Dr. Eberhard von Koerber of Germany, and two Vice-Presidents, Professor Heitor Gurgulino de Souza of Brazil and Dr. Anders Wijkman of Sweden. The work of the International Club is supported by a small International Centre in Winterthur, Canton Zurich, Switzerland under the leadership of Ian Johnson of the United Kingdom.


The Club of Rome undertakes special projects, normally in partnership with others, to promote educational and learning opportunities as they relate to its mission. These include educational development programs through schools and universities, as well as innovative learning environments, the development of teaching materials for high schools.

The peak oil.

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Criticism towards The Club of Rome by reporter Alex Jones


The new work programme of the Club of Rome consists of four inter-connected clusters:I. Values
  • The Search for Universal Values
  • The Drivers of Values and how these change Perceptions and Outcomes
  • The role of Education in Values
  • The Future of Values and the Value of the Future
  • Ethics and the Marketplace: the Ethics of Business
  • Consumerism and Values

  • Natural Resources, Climate Change and Limits
  • Green Growth and Employment
  • Real Values and their Role in Economics.
  • Economic Growth, Real Wealth Creation and Equity
  • “Uneconomic Growth”
  • Applying Steady State Economics to the Real World
  • Economics for New Markets
  • New Consumption and Production Paradigms
  • Economics, Resiliency and Risk Management
  • Economic Growth, Structural Change and Employment
  • The Future and Nature of Work in a Global Economy
  • Demography , Migration, Poverty and Work
  • Education and Skills for Future Work Forces
  • Rights and Work
  • Agriculture and Rural Employment
  • New Global Governance Paradigms: Can they be made to work?
  • Technology and the Rule of Subsidiarity: local solutions to deal with global problems
  • Managing and Preserving the Public Interest (Markets and the Financial Sector)
  • Cooperative Models for Research and Development
  • Values, Trust and New Institutions

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