A futures-led inquiry for the renewable energy sector

The Net Positive Renewable Energy initiative seeks to harness the power of investors and buyers to ensure the scaling of the renewable energy sector in Asia is ecologically safe, rights-respecting, and socially-just.

The rise of renewables has brought great hope for our ability to tackle climate change. However, negative environmental and social impacts of the industry could hamper its ability to enable a just transition to a low carbon future. With this in mind, together with WRI, S&P Global Foundation, TERI and other expert collaborators, we are building an initiative that aims to support investors, renewable energy buyers and developers through country-specific collaborative inquiries that will ensure financing for renewable energy establishes a new set of norms in Asia. 
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How rebalancing power dynamics can create a more sustainable coffee value chain

From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But what’s the story behind it and how can we ensure it is sustainably produced? 

Forum’s Samantha Veide shares her observations on how to support the rebalancing of power to drive systems change for more equitable coffee supply for all.
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This month on the Futures Centre

October's top signals of change look at the future of the energy system, prompting the question: is this the start of a race to bring nuclear fusion to market?
Wind turbine in Okinawa

Signal of change /

Japan has tested a wind turbine in Okinawa designed to withstand wind speeds of over 140mph, in order to capture the kinetic energy of typhoons. Could we both mitigate the risks of super typhoons such as Haggibis, and harness their force for good?
Power plant

Signal of change /

The UK announced a £20 million investment to build a prototype fusion power plant - a 'real amount of money', according to the chief scientist at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world's largest fusion experiment.

10 systemic practices

At the School of System Change, we are regularly asked “How do you know whether what we are doing is systemic?”.

Through our work, and drawing on a wealth of practitioners across the emerging field of systems change, we started to notice a set of 10 “systemic practices” that work across multiple approaches and tools. Forum’s Director of the School of System Change, Anna Birney, shares more about these practices in her latest blog

Join our upcoming Basecamp Europe programme to  explore how systems thinking can help you navigate complex challenges and create positive change in your industry and organisation. Applications close on 31 October.
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Events & opportunities

Webinar: Community energy - a critical part of your net zero strategy?

Does your business or organisation own land or buildings in the UK that could host a renewable energy project? 

And why should supporting community-owned energy be part of your organisation's Net Zero emissions strategy? 

Join our PowerPaired webinar on 14 November to find out more.
CoMotion LA

CoMotion LA: The Global Laboratory of Future Mobility

CoMotion LA brings together the brave new world of the urban mobility revolution. This year's conference will be held on 14 and 15 of November in Los Angeles. 

On 15 November, join Forum for the Future and Transit Center at CoMotion LA for a roundtable discussion on how collaborations can transform the future of sustainable urban transportation.

And finally...

#OneLess Campaign: fighting ocean plastic

London leads the way - join pioneering businesses and organisations in the fight against plastic pollution. At the #OneLess summit on 21 November you can learn from London organisations that are leading the charge against ocean plastic and get practical advice to start or progress action in your local area or organisation.
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