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Copenh thomas andersson_dec18final

  1. 1. Education, Student Engagement, and Mindset Change for Sustainable Development Thomas Andersson Senior Advisor WSC-SD At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, December 18, 2009
  2. 2. BUSINESS AS USUAL The response of the Earth’s Living Systems to climate change may appear smooth over extended periods of time
  3. 3. Radical worsening as interrelated impacts break through … but abrupt changes occur, when buffert mechanisms have been worn down, different trajectories collide, and the resilience of interrelated natural systems is giving in
  4. 4. Interactive spheres shaping (un)sustainable development Financial markets Energy Transport systems Economic Manufacturing Construction Agriculture & Food Environment Social Living ecosystems Human wellness Urban Development, Health Recycling, Waste Management, Construction Cohesion and conflict Water Education, Mindset Community building Biodiversity Natural resources management
  5. 5. The Economic Evolution towards the Networked Society Data Information Knowledge Ubiquitous Product Solution Innovation Ecosystems Competition Cooperation Collaboration Coopetition 50’s – 70’s 70’s – 90’s 90’s – 2000’s Today?
  6. 6. A digital environment is under way around us: cars, toys, home automation … on us: watches, clothing … between us, who is who, can know and rely on what was done in us: RFID tags for health care and automatic payment … Internet . … not using technology for technology’s sake!
  7. 7. Abandoning the linear model Source: IKED
  8. 8. Open Innovation Model External Ideas New Internal Ideas Products & Markets Spin Offs Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology, H. Chesbrough, 2003
  9. 9. Male and female entrepreneurial activity Source: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 2000.
  10. 10. KNOWLEDGE-ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEEVELOPMENT Education & Learning Information and Innovation Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship Society CONTENT People & Communities Natural Interrelated Ecosystems Intangible resources The Global Commons Assets ENABLERS
  11. 11. Education and Student Engagement for maturity and mindset change… • Knowledge and action for value creation • Entrepreneurial training, experimentation • Mobility, brain circulation Transpassing borders: building • Student Engagement: alliances between disciplines, age groups, nation states From push to pull, from turf to inclusion Role models: authority and mentoring, not authoritarian rule… Learning in action Entrepreneurship and innovation, engagement, learning in action
  12. 12. Student engagement – for mindset change… Different disciplines Inventors Firms and market Innovators forces Vested interests Varying Different interests, Bargaining incentives Student initiatives – positions for chain reaction: International Science Communities Growing generations negotiations calling for constructive solutions Professors, teachers Young, schools aspiring entrepreneurs “
  13. 13. Summing up: • Balancing uncertain costs and benefits of action and non-action • Managing risks – which ones can we live with? • Costs of in-action may explode with system and threashold effects • Costs of action will depend on collaboration, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship – mindset • Pull – not push, authority – not aurhoritarioan attitudes, learn not from but in action • Inspiration and learning with role models, mentors, coaching Student organisations and engagement are part of the solution – for showing the way
  14. 14. THANK YOU!

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