these are our G4 proposals supported by speakers contributions and convictions, to accelerate the SDGs underlying transitions, via the Agenda 2030 process and NDCs metrics.
G4 as Global Goals for Greater Good
globally : we could leverage
1. Actualized sciences and technology of 21st century. In particular we need to integrate faster latest knowledge in human sciences, neurocogitivism, epigenetics, STEM, NBIC. This should be done into education, public and private organizations, that have the mission to design, develop and execute the societal transitions and social, environmental and economical transformations required to reach SDGs / NDCs via Agenda 2030. This societal integration can be enhanced by wisdom of Great Traditions and First Nations, to have more integral and holistic , meta perspectives.
All our speakers support this potential and are engaged to open up these opportunities globally and locally. This is what Jacques Dubochet and Dirk Helbing will adress in particular !
2. Theory of diffusion of innovation, applied to city / regions: in order to become regenerative by 2030 via the Agenda 2030 process, we would need about 7000 city regions to engage effectively into the societal SDGs / NDCs transitions by 2020. To have an effective & efficient diffusion process, we would need many voluntary city regions : about 20 lighthouses representing all continents and different socio-economic realities, and 200 pioneers city regions that will be exemplary and validate options for the greater good. See theory of diffusion of innovation
States using federal principles, the 17 “not at war” countries, and the 5 Small States are well positioned countries to work with Geneva, Switzerland and UNOG on this project.
3. This architecture for the governance of these cities needs to be codesigned and orchestrated with new mindsets, new approaches, new organisations and cultures in order to be operational : hire systemic thinkers and actors, use systemic approaches and process, incl. for governance and systems, and cocreate living labs, as defined by MIT.
We propose that all engaged city regions are more effective, reduce costs by 40% , by implementing a. an architecture of Living labs around current public, private and civil society organisations b. populate Living labs with systems thinkers and actors, c. use the latest systemic systems and computers, and a systemic governance in the sense of global goal number 17. This is what Andrea Bassi, and Bob Bishop address in our workshop
G4 as Greater Geneva for Global Goals
4. The international Greater Geneva ecosystem is unique and should join forces, work as One, be exemplary to support the acceleration of the global opportunities for the global goals: i.e. to find, engage and monitor the mouvement of city regions, foster world wide best practices, share 21st century sciences & technology progress, embody wisdom of first nations,
via UNOG, WEF, WBCSD, CERN, ICRC, UN Global Compact, UN SDG Lab, …
5. the local Greater Geneva societal players, should be such a lighthouse for Switzerland and the world, for all the international delegations passing thru Geneva and UNOG; it should work hand in hand with the international Greater Geneva and should involve and engage all local players like,
Cantons of GE and VD, Lyon and Grenoble, IMD, EPFL, UNIGE - UNIL, HUG - CHUV, SIG Lab, Firmenich, ...