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Great Images for Convergence / Sustainability

A resource bringing together the great images of sustainability that can help us to understand the concepts and themes of Convergence:

Donut Economics

Example Initiative - Fownhope CRAG

Fownhope CRAG is a small, voluntary, grassroots carbon rationing action group set up in 2007 in the village of Fownhope in Southwest England, UK, with the primary goal of reducing the annual carbon footprint of its members.

Context: The Perceived Problem

Example initiative - The Converging World

The Converging World (TCW) is a UK based charity set up in 2007 by John Pontin & Ian Roderick which seeks donations from communities and individuals in the developed world to invest in verified renewable energy projects in developing countries. Profits made from these investments are channelled into initiatives that fund clean, sustainable and low carbon economic development.

Example Initiative - The Grameen Bank

The Bangladeshi-based Grameen Bank (www.grameen.com) is a microfinance and community development organisation (formally established as a bank in 1983) set up to target the rural poor – it was founded with the primary goal of poverty alleviation through socio-economic improvements deriving from provision of small loans to individuals excluded from using traditional banking services.

Hans Rosling's Magic Washing Machine. Machines of progress, resource use and the developping world.

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. In under 10 minutes Hans Rosling does us the service of providing a solution to the argument that "the developping world musn't consume like the developped world as there arn't enough resources". In his TED talk at TEDWomen in Dec 2010 he puts to us the case for allowing developping countries access to the machines of progress. 

Population overload? Engineering Solutions

Can the worlds booming population challenges be met by engineering solutions? The Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK thinks so. BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin looks at this report bringing arguments for and angainst the technical fixes proposed by IMechE.

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