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Long-term Sustainable Development Education Project[edit]

  • Author(s): Roland A. Burger
  • License: GFDL
  • Language: English
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About the author(s): Roland Burger is a member of the CORe project of the Club of Rome, a leading global think tank devoted to research on sustainable development. His project is pursuing education for sustainable development. See also his Wikipedia user page

Abstract: The project proposal for CORe (Club of Rome Education Project) aims at the creation of a Digital Library in order to promote understanding of the main issues around sustainable development: The Problematique (the sum of all the World Problems) and the Resolutique (how to solve these Problems). This session will explain the main issues and propose a collaboration scheme with various possible levels of collaboration. Ideally Wikipedia could serve as an information engine within CORe and be integrated by data engines, visualization engines, simulation engines. Potential research partners include major universities and think tanks, associations as well as individuals that contribute for the interface, programming, infrastructure as well as the taxonomy, ontology and relational issues. Due to the size and complexity of the project the time frame is long term.

The Session will deliver an introduction into sustainable development issues, Long term thinking, the history of The Club of Rome and The Limits to Growth Publication, the Problematique, the Resolutique, Models of an integrated Digital Library for Sustainable Development (CORe).

  • For more information about the Club of Rome, see here:
  • For more information, please contact Roland A. Burger, email:
  • For more information about ICT and Education, see also the proceedings of the joint UNESCO & Club of Rome conference on ICT and Education held in Paris, May 11-13,2005:

Ndidi Nnoli Edozien also from Club of Rome shortly presented her views an ideas after Roland, on his invitation.