Morel Fourman Ecosystems Stewardship Safe Passage To Our Positive Future

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Morel Fourman Ecosystems Stewardship Safe Passage To Our Positive Future

  1. 1. Ecosystems Stewardship: Governance for Global Transition Safe passage to our livable future © Gaiasoft 2008 Ecosystems Stewardship| © Gaiasoft 2008
  2. 2. Executive Summary • Natural and human systems failing under pressure • Ecosystems stewardship – solutions for a liveable future • Global corporate citizenship – everyone’s business • Working with what is emerging – the smart solution • Emerging global collaboration – people and nature • Implementing systemic change • Ecosystems economics – measuring what matters • Ecosystems stewardship – governance for what matters • Governance and collaboration architecture for our positive future – people and nature 2 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  3. 3. Natural and human systems failing under pressure Example: The capacity of ecosystems to buffer from extreme events has been reduced through loss of wetlands, forests, mangroves. People increasingly occupying regions exposed to extreme events. 3 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  4. 4. Biodiversity is life on earth… Biodiversity is the living tissue of our planetary life support system. Life on earth supports human well being 4 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  5. 5. Biodiversity: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Our current way of life is destroying biodiversity. Solution? Work with nature to stabilise and restore our life support system. 5 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  6. 6. There is no liveable future without a shift of mind We are nature. We just forgot. We have reached a moment of truth. The ultimate test. Making choices about economics and wellbeing. A personal choice. A humbling choice. A comforting choice. A societal choice. A commercial choice. The survival choice. The flourishing choice. *It is harder for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 6 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  7. 7. Ecosystems Stewardship – Solutions for a liveable future • Governance for stewardship of ecosystems • To sustain and develop human wellbeing • Requires learning and re-purposing of our global economy on a massive scale • Remembering nature as the giver and sustainer of life, economics, wealth, health • Requires a shift of mind • A new paradigm of leadership • A new corporate citizenship 7 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  8. 8. Global corporate citizenship • The new paradigm of leadership, business strategy and execution asks and answers two questions… • Given all of our resources acting in alignment and to full potential, what is our greatest possible role in creating a sustainable, resilient and flourishing future for people and nature? • How will we profit and flourish by playing this role? Everyone’s business 8 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  9. 9. The Butterfly Emerges from the Caterpillar “I like to use the metaphor of the butterfly. In metamorphosis, within the body of the caterpillar little things that biologists call imaginal discs or imaginal cells begin to crop up in the body of the caterpillar. They aren't recognized by the immune system so the caterpillar's immune system wipes them out as they pop up. It isn't until they begin to link forces and join up with each other that they get stronger and are able to resist the onslaught of the immune system, until the immune system itself breaks down and the imaginal cells form the body of the butterfly. I think that is a beautiful metaphor for what is happening in our times. The old body is going into meltdown while the new one develops. It isn't that you end one thing and then start another. So everybody engaged in recycling, in alternative projects, […] in developing healthier systems for themselves and each other is engaged in building the new world while the old one collapses. Its collapse is inevitable. There is no way around that.” Elisabet Sahtouris: Evolution Biologist 9 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  10. 10. Working with what is emerging • Market leaders see the patterns of the emerging future, invest and reap rewards • Now pattern seeing is a survival-skill for life and business • Find what is working • For nature, people and business • Invest in it • Build on it • Accelerate innovation • Turn visionary prophesy into positive profit The smart solution 10 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  11. 11. Ecosystems economics • Economics models and measures the bottom line of profit • Business optimises for profit • Ecosystems economics models and measures contribution to “ecosystem services” • Global Corporate Citizenship governs for ecosystems and serves the flourishing of life on earth Measuring what matters 11 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  12. 12. Ecosystems stewardship • Means learning from nature • Embedding ecosystems awareness • Aligning Purpose, Vision and Values • Leadership and Culture • Strategy, Processes and Goals • To the emerging necessity and opportunity • Cherishing and nurturing the flourishing of life on earth Governance for what matters 12 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  13. 13. Governance and collaboration architecture • Gaiaspace – collaboration software for emergence – connecting people and energising hidden patterns of opportunity to accelerate innovation and change • Gaiasoft Scorecard – a platform for governance, knowledge sharing and strategy implementation, through performance, transformation and leadership using the lens of ecosystems stewardship • Gaialytics – a business/city/system modelling tool that measures and aggregates ecosystems contribution and human well-being – finding hidden patterns to optimise profit while implementing transition For our positive future – people and nature 13 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  14. 14. Improvements in ecosystems can be achieved by 2050 Significant changes can partially mitigate negative consequences of pressure on ecosystems. – Widespread use of active adaptive management – Investment in education (13% of GDP from 3.5% today) 14 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  15. 15. Emerging global collaboration People and nature 15 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  16. 16. Implementing systemic change • Clustering people with common goals Asdf • Asd • Adsf • A Communities work together to create templates... • Df • a Systems of Influence re-use templates to create systemic change Builds on the model of the Berkana Institute on Lifecycle of Social Change Movements By facilitating emergence 16 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  17. 17. Roadmap for large-scale change 1. Develop Template 2. Pilot • 1. Develop a meshwork template 3. Scale using what already works… Results 3 • 2. Pilot this roadmap to align and mobilise business, civil society. • 3. Learn from the experience and scale globally. 1 2 Time 17 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  18. 18. Global collaboration and learning – Climate Adaptation implementation – Global cities knowledge sharing and learning hub – Developing the “DNA” of a sustainable city – Enables and mainstreams adaptive management – Enables mass peer and distributed education – Enables global media sharing (North and South) for global understanding, accountability, compassion and learning 18 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  19. 19. Berkeley City Page Filters and connects people across sectors. 19 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  20. 20. Transport Topic Page Filters and connects people across cities. 20 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  21. 21. Emerging “DNA” of a sustainable city 21 Gaiasoft Company Presentation | © Gaiasoft 2008
  22. 22. Ecosystems Stewardship: Governance for Global Transition Safe passage to our positive future © Gaiasoft 2008 Ecosystems Stewardship| © Gaiasoft 2008

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