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  • The Natural Step International is an international NGO dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development. We have teams operating in 11 countries. Our history has involved working with Scientific Consensus to develop the The Natural Step Framework as a distinctive and rigorous set of principles, and processes for applying sustainable development. We work with all sectors of society to increase both commitment to and competence in sustainable development.
  • The Natural Step Network Framework

    1. 1. The Natural Step <ul><li>International NGO </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific consensus </li></ul><ul><li>TNS Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Role models </li></ul>
    2. 2. Vision Our vision is of a sustainable human society. The Natural Step
    3. 3. Core purpose To develop a genuine commitment to, and competence in, sustainable development throughout society. The Natural Step
    4. 4. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Systems thinking <ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul>
    5. 5. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step <ul><li>Forests </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Ground water </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Metals and chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Developing world </li></ul><ul><li>Global justice </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Stories of meaning </li></ul>TIME
    6. 6. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step <ul><li>For those who foresee changes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax, legislation, insurance, loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>Strategic Opportunities
    7. 7. People are fantastic! So what’s the problem? Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
    8. 8. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
    9. 9. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step About drill-holes…
    10. 10. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Structured overview … and how to make better use of them
    11. 11. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
    12. 12. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Planning from Success = Backcasting
    13. 13. Nobody can look into the future… Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step
    14. 14. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step … but we can invent it!
    15. 15. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Finding A Unifying Theory Theoretical science Empirical Science
    16. 16. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Planning in complex systems - TNS framework - System Success Strategy Action Tools
    17. 17. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step The second level is key System Success Strategy Action Tools
    18. 18. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step <ul><li>Principles… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Enough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Concrete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Distinct </li></ul></ul>Sustainable Vision TIME
    19. 19. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step So what can we agree on?
    20. 20. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Level 1, System
    21. 21. The System Conditions: Level 2, Success In the Sustainable Society, Nature is not subject to systematically increasing... 1 … concentrations of substances from the E arth’s crust. 2 … concentrations of substances produced by society. 3 …degradation by physical means . and in a sustainable society….. 4 … people are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs.
    22. 22. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Level 3, Strategic
    23. 23. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step A B C D
    24. 24. <ul><li>Direction right? </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible platform for further development? </li></ul><ul><li>Economy good (financial, social, political…)? </li></ul>Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step D-step
    25. 25. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Organisation/Project Level 4, Actions TIME
    26. 26. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step IKEA Hydro Polymer Home Depot Starbucks coffee Electrolux Nike Interface Matshushita/Panasonic Scandic Hilton Skanska TIME
    27. 27. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Agriculture Forestry Energy Traffic Materials … TIME
    28. 28. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Övertorneå… SEKO (70 L.G’s) Whistler Calgary… FCM Seattle Portland… APA EU Round Table Chequamegon Bay Madison W I Portsmouth NH Lawrence NJ Pittsburgh/Vandergrift RA Evanston IL Duluth MN Jefferson County WI Corvallis OR… TIME
    29. 29. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step ISO14001 Triple bottom line Sustainable growth Faktor 4 Cleaner Production Life Cycle Analysis Zero Emission Renewables RMA Ecological Footprinting Sustainability analysis Ecoliteracy Factor 10 Hannover Principles CSR Natural Capitalism Miljömålen EMAS EECA LCA Ecoefficiency Agenda 21 Sustainability Level 5, Tools
    30. 30. <ul><li>Many good concepts and tools </li></ul><ul><li>They have their strengths and gaps </li></ul><ul><li>None can replace full systems perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Such a perspective increases the value of concepts and tools </li></ul>Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Robèrt, K.-H., Schmidt-Bleek, B., Aloisi de Larderel, J., Basile, G., Jansen, L., Kuehr, R., Price Thomas, P. Suzuki, M., Hawken, P., and Wackernagel, M. 2001. Strategic sustainable development – selection, design and synergies off applied tools -. The Journal of Cleaner Production, 10 (2002) 197-214.
    31. 31. <ul><li>“ We cannot afford sustainable development!” </li></ul><ul><li>(Invalid; un-sustainability cannot be afforded) </li></ul>Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Objection 1
    32. 32. <ul><li>“ We cannot afford sustainable development now! ” </li></ul><ul><li>(Invalid; D step deals with this) </li></ul>Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Objection 2
    33. 33. <ul><li>“ We cannot afford going all the way!” </li></ul><ul><li>(In-valid; bankruptcy would only follow later on) </li></ul>Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Objection 3
    34. 34. <ul><li>“ We cannot afford going all the way fast enough on our own !” </li></ul><ul><li>(Valid; cross-sector cooperation needed) </li></ul>Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Objection 4
    35. 36. Hydro Polymers
    36. 37. <ul><li>… mined materials. </li></ul><ul><li>… produced compounds. </li></ul><ul><li>… physical encroaching . </li></ul><ul><li>… the social tissue. </li></ul>A B C D
    37. 39. <ul><li>Carbon neutrality </li></ul><ul><li>Closed loop recycling </li></ul><ul><li>No accumulation from emitted pollutants </li></ul><ul><li>No accumulation from additives </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation throughout the value chain </li></ul>
    38. 43. Participants Distance Learning Course
    39. 44. <ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro Polymers </li></ul><ul><li>Rhom&Haas </li></ul><ul><li>Wallenius </li></ul><ul><li>Volvo </li></ul><ul><li>Scandic </li></ul><ul><li>Skanska </li></ul><ul><li>Water Jet </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>BTH </li></ul><ul><li>Lund University </li></ul><ul><li>Chalmers </li></ul><ul><li>Åbo </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Tech </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul><ul><li>N.Z. </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul>TNS Teams in <ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>U.K. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish Munic. </li></ul><ul><li>SEKO </li></ul><ul><li>Portland </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Canada (Whistler, Canmore, Halifax) </li></ul><ul><li>APA, FCM </li></ul>
    40. 45. The Core program partners <ul><li>Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) </li></ul><ul><li>Lund Institute of Technology (LTH) </li></ul><ul><li>The Natural Step International (TNSI) </li></ul>
    41. 46. International breakthrough for “Real Change” … Trans-disciplinary, Cross-sector and Cross-cultural Research and Implementation for Strategic Sustainable Development… … Invented and developed in Sweden … Multi-stakeholder base funding – Vinnova, NVV, Nutek, Formas, Energimyndigheten. CORE (FSSD)
    42. 47. “ Trans” and “Cross” getting a face… Institutional structure Methodological structure Intellectual structure Issues, Objectives Theoretical research Methodological research Applications <ul><li>Busineses </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro Polymers </li></ul><ul><li>Wallenius </li></ul><ul><li>Volvo </li></ul><ul><li>Scandic </li></ul><ul><li>Skanska </li></ul><ul><li>Water Jet </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>BTH </li></ul><ul><li>Lund Univ. </li></ul><ul><li>Chalmers </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Åbo </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>TNS Teams <ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>U.K. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish municip. </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian municip. </li></ul><ul><li>Lisbon </li></ul><ul><li>Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>

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