Is it a flexible step?

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Accelerating change
toward sustainability
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The Natural Step: what is it?
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International NGO
Scientific approach
Holistic framework
Goal: one language and
one approach for
sustainability
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Afbeelding 2
Karl-Henrik Robèrt
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Speaking the same language
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The funnel metaphor
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Natural cycles
Open systeem
m.b.t. energie
« Fotosynthese »
Closed loop:
1) Nothing disappears
2) Everything spreads
Duurzaamheid gaat
over het vermogen
van de samenleving
om oneindig te
kunnen overleven
binnen deze
natuurlijke cycli
Langzame geologische cycli
Langzame geologische cycli
(vulkaan-erupties en verwering)
(sedimentatie en mineralisatie)
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How we influence natural cycles
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4 conditions
To create a sustainable society, we must prevent the increasing of…
1 ... concentrations of substances extracted from the earth’s crust;
2 ... Concentrations of substances produced by society (chemicals);
3 ... Degradation of nature by physical means, and…
4 … we must eliminate conditions that systematically undermine people’s
capacity to meet their needs.
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Backcasting
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ABCD methodology
Awareness
& Vision
Creative
Solutions
Decide on
Priorities
Baseline
Current state
Is it a step in the right direction?
Is it a flexible step?
Is it a good return on investment?
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Three prioritizing questions
• 1. Does it move us in the right direction
with regards to the four sustainability
principles?
• 2. Is it a flexible platform, a stepping stone
toward future improvements?
• 3. Does it provide an adequate return on
investment for future investments?
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Cyclische aard van ABCD
Prioriteiten en actie
planning
Actie plan maken,
Prioriteiten stellen
Duurzaamheid begrijpen
Gedeelde taal en
begrip ontwikkelen
Brainstorm
oplossingen
Kerndoelen,
kernwaarden
Baseline Analysis
Waar staan we vandaag
en wat is de kloof?
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TNS: Skyrocketing sustainability!
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