CONVERGE

Rethinking Globalisation in the light of Contraction and CONVERGEnce

 Coordinatore DR. E.F. SCHUMACHER SOCIETY LIMITED 

 Organization address address: "THE CREATE CENTRE, SMEATON ROAD"
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS1 6XN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Roderick
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 117 9031081
Fax: +44 117 9031081

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙745˙968 €
 EC contributo 1˙398˙152 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-09-01   -   2013-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    DR. E.F. SCHUMACHER SOCIETY LIMITED

 Organization address address: "THE CREATE CENTRE, SMEATON ROAD"
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS1 6XN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Roderick
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 117 9031081
Fax: +44 117 9031081

UK (BRISTOL) coordinator 73˙840.00
2    THE SCHUMACHER CENTRE LTD

 Organization address address: "BUSH HOUSE, PRINCE STREET 5th FLOOR"
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS1 4HU

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Roderick
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 117 315 5250

UK (BRISTOL) participant 321˙856.97
3    LUNDS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Paradisgatan 5c
city: LUND
postcode: 22100

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Harald
Cognome: Sverdrup
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 46 222 28274
Fax: +46 46 222 4526

SE (LUND) participant 280˙165.20
4    The Natural Step International

 Organization address address: Garvagatan 9C
city: Stockholm
postcode: 11221

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Josefin
Cognome: Nyström
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 766997710

SE (Stockholm) participant 180˙691.00
5    HASKOLI ISLANDS

 Organization address address: Sudurgata
city: REYKJAVIK
postcode: IS 101

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Kirstin Vala
Cognome: Ragnarsdottir
Email: send email
Telefono: +354 525 4085
Fax: +354 525 4632

IS (REYKJAVIK) participant 145˙668.00
6    SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Pater Karoly utca 1
city: GODOLLO
postcode: 2100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Balint
Cognome: Balazs
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 28522000

HU (GODOLLO) participant 129˙456.00
7    GREENDEPENDENT INTEZET NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

 Organization address address: EVA UTCA 4
city: GODOLLO
postcode: 2100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Kristóf
Cognome: Vadovics
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 28412855

HU (GODOLLO) participant 99˙253.36
8    SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT

 Organization address address: BYE PASS ROAD 105A/1
city: THIRUNELVELI
postcode: 627003

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Charles
Cognome: Christy
Email: send email
Telefono: +91 4622501006
Fax: +91 4622501007

IN (THIRUNELVELI) participant 74˙083.00
9    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: Eva utca 4
city: GODOLLO
postcode: 2100

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Edina
Cognome: Vadovics
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 28415691

HU (GODOLLO) participant 52˙934.96
10    UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

 Organization address address: TYNDALL AVENUE SENATE HOUSE
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS8 1TH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mike
Cognome: Hobbs
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1179288317
Fax: +44 1179250900

UK (BRISTOL) participant 40˙203.52

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The CONVERGE project will build from the concept of 'contraction and convergence' that informed the Kyoto process. C&C linked the key social concept of equal rights to emissions with the key ecological need for reduced emissions to issue a challenge to economic systems to develop fair processes for emissions reduction. CONVERGE aims to re-think globalisation by developing our understanding of convergence beyond emissions-trading across wider social, economic and ecological dimensions of sustainability. CONVERGE will research, develop and test the processes of contraction, convergence and divergence in current forms of globalisation. The research will be based on systems science to integrate social, scientific and economic disciplines in order to create coherent solutions to complex problems. Key to the success of this study is the interdisciplinary approach and working with stakeholders from civil society, government and business. CONVERGE seeks to explore convergent sustainability relationships across different scales from local, national, global-regional to global. CONVERGE will research current examples of convergence in communities, policies and indicators moving towards sustainability. The project will develop a convergence frame for understanding and development in civil society and policy communities; accessible publications providing guidance and tools for the use of this framework; a set of Convergence indicators, quantitative and qualitative, that will be used to test and model the processes of convergence including development of a Computer Programme; and recommendations to assist policy makers to integrate C&C into the decision making process. CONVERGE will play a significant role in achieving the strategic objective of EUs global partnership: 'to promote sustainable development actively worldwide and ensure that the European Union's internal and external policies are consistent with global sustainable development and its international commitments.'

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Funded by the EU, the 'Rethinking globalisation in the light of contraction and convergence' (http://www.convergeproject.org (CONVERGE)) project developed a vision, policy guidelines, tools and a future research agenda for convergent globalisation and convergent resilience. The project team developed a streamlined notion of contraction and convergence that relied on two words: equity (in terms of social development), and limits (in terms of resource use and the physical boundaries of the planet).

CONVERGE modelled resource-use scenarios for 40 of the most important resources for development, and concluded that many will become scarce before 2100. It also showed that without major changes in resource use, this scarcity could lead to peak wealth, peak population and even peak civilisation in the next century.

Other CONVERGE activities focused on spreading and improving knowledge of convergent globalisation. This was achieved through several transdisciplinary workshops and conferences.

Significant time was also dedicated to policy review and recommendations. Researchers found, for instance, that there are major gaps between national and regional sustainability strategies.

Two new institutions have stemmed from CONVERGE: the Convergence Observatory, and the Convergence Alliance. The Observatory will be responsible for continued research and strategy development around the concept of convergence. The Alliance will form a professional network to promote the idea of convergence at national and global levels.

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