Best Practices Platform

At COP 28, the Future Economy Forum launched a preview of Solutions Initiatives and best practices, presenting a selection of documented and proven climate solutions & best practices which are currently implemented and successfully in practice.

The Future Economy Forum experts curated this selection of proven solutions as well as very promising discoveries in support of Regenerative Value Creation, that integrate business success and economic development with the regeneration of people and planet, and that are good candidates for successfully scaling globally.

Proven Solutions & Emerging Discoveries

The Future Economy Forum highlights, analyzes and synthesizes proven solutions and promising discoveries at the cutting edge of innovation where strong inspiration and ‘weak signals’ herald mega and meta trends that we can experiment with and implement as pioneers.

Our Approach is Systemic

We highlight not only focused solutions but synthesize how they can be mutually reinforcing to address interrelated challenges and opportunities.

Focus is of course important. It allows us to penetrate complex realities to find targeted solutions. Yet our most pressing challenges and opportunities are systemic. We will therefore highlight solutions within their wider context to benefit from the synergetic interrelatedness of challenges and opportunities.

For example, new satellite observation systems, policing and reforestation investments will not be enough to achieve Amazon conservation if they are not accompanied by understanding diverse local cultures and by providing millions of economic migrants with sustainable income opportunities to feed their families better than with destructive farming and mining practices.

Our approach aims to reduce fragmentation

For various reasons, thought and action leaders have over the past decades generated many economic innovation approaches under a wide range of terminologies.

This is confusing for leaders in business, policy and other stakeholder groups who want to implement solutions. It makes integral understanding and implementation harder. It veils opportunities on how various approaches can be mutually reinforcing.

For example, regenerative approaches to agriculture may be called organic, regenerative-organic, biodynamic, natural and agroforestry. While each has their distinctive attributes, it is important for farmers and regulators to understand that they share a lot in common and together already offer a large-scale alternative to conventional farming.

For example, as we look for circular business solutions, we encounter a variety of circularity approaches as well as the ‘cradle to cradle’. Again, while each of these approaches offer particular innovations, they have a lot in common and can be mutually reinforcing.

For example, reform approaches to our overall market economy reject or embrace the term ‘capitalism’ and qualify it with adjectives such as regenerative, sustainable, natural, inclusive, well being, conscious and donut. Each of these contributes valuable perspectives. We want to highlight how they can become mutually reinforcing.

The Future Economy Forum views all of the diversely named approaches as valuable perspectives of the ‘elephant’ – the new economic mainstream that has to integrate business success and economic development with the regeneration of people and planet.

Our Best Practices platform is designed to respectfully showcase the diversity of the best of these approaches while also attempting to highlight how their informed integration can help us recognize the whole elephant in its particular context and more importantly generate real value for all stakeholders.

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