ASP – an “Alliance Of Sustainability Partnerships"
ASP is evolving to address the urgent sustainability issues. We face unprecedented, complex, global challenges that will need new thinking and approaches if we are to meet them within a relatively short period of time – 30 years, one generation. Our response is to reach out to engage and partner with others in an Alliance of Sustainability Partnerships. ASP has always been about connecting, challenging and supporting individuals (Associates and Members) and we will continue to do that. Now, additionally, we are developing relationships at the organisational level as well. Standing together to learn how to move from unsustainable to sustainable practices in all aspects of life on earth – connected, supportive, having positive impacts on the global challenges.
Context: the global challenge and milestones
We frame our work with the following challenges and necessary outcomes for mankind:
- 2021 discover how to co-exist with covid-19
- 2030 achieve all the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals
- 2030 50% reduction in carbon emissions
- 2040 another 50% reduction in carbon emissions
- 2050 create a way of living for 10 billion people ensuring peace, harmony and equity for all
These challenges are encapsulated by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our new initiative falls within one SDG in particular… No. 17.
Our principles that guides this work
Sustainability is the outcomes of conscious thinking.
Simply put, sustainability means having… “Enough, for everyone, forever”
Simple “solutions” won’t work. We need to strive for actions and solutions that embody simplicity the other side of complexity
There are no given, proven solutions. We need to co-create them
We need new systems that are designed to be sustainable rather than those that tinker with, or are co-dependent upon, systems that are fundamentally unsustainable