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Synopsis

The 2021 IPCC report made one thing crystal clear — global climate change is here to stay. Time is up. We need to act or climate change will lead to inconceivable suffering by billions of people.

Buying Time for Climate Action is the combined narrative of world class experts, all committed to help humanity survive its largely self-induced destructive course. Changing that course requires urgent action. Determining which actions will lead to helpful change requires insights into the stumbling blocks that always emerge when actions aimed at change are planned, resulting in lost time. The experts who contributed to this volume, through their expertise, networks, wisdom and creativity, have largely concluded that the way to cope with the stumbling blocks is to avoid them by focusing on grassroots initiatives. Their narratives and discussions, presented in this book, highlight such thinking.

The book is essential reading for anyone committed to help avoid an existential disaster for humanity, and ready to move plans into effective action.

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Purpose

Our purpose is to probe the future of our world through daring explorations.

Most progress of the human condition has been triggered by individuals with explorative minds and original ideas. They dared to take steps in the unknown and open new perspectives for humanity. As complex and existential threats to humanity have started to destabilize our societies and cloud our views, the world, more than ever, needs explorers.

Para Limes was set up to invigorate explorations in a complex world and to be a platform from which explorations are launched.

What We Do

Conferences and Workshops

We bring people from different backgrounds, disciplines, experiences, and generations together to find and free the power of combinations of tested knowledge and approaches.

Combining Strengths

We combine the strengths of different sciences, humanities, arts, engineering disciplines, tested knowledge, wisdom and youthful daring into new, creative and powerful ways to address essential and complex problems in society.

Matching Opportunities

We match visionary philanthropists, and funding organizations who seek to anticipate and address plausible major challenges and opportunities for humanity that others miss, with researchers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and its applications.

Our Value Propositions

To use complexity lenses to explore the world and the challenges it poses.

To match the power of the present-day knowledge with the challenges of the future.

To expose people and organisations to those challenges, to present them with possible ways to address those and to entice them to work towards solutions.

Support

We are an independent, not-for profit organisation. If you would like to support us on our journey to tackle the complex problems of today, please consider a donation.