In the EU Year of Youth, we look to the horizon and promise future generations we will do everything in our power to steer the ship towards a regenerative future.
Although we are aware of the consequences, and we all want to do something, we are still discussing what actions to take to combat climate change. A range of solutions exist, and new ones are in the making. Some we are familiar with, others seem more experimental, and they vary in effectiveness. We cannot risk not taking any action at all. But change has costs, at least initially. We need to identify the difference between “do good” and “feel good”, as they often differ. We need to adapt, reimagine and reinvest. But what will it all look like? How will circular economic models and regenerative growth shape urban spaces towards 2050? And importantly; what will urban living mean in this context?
Daria is CEO at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. In her current role, she combines her natural curiosity in global dynamics with trends and scenario analysis, when scanning the horizon for developments, their interconnectedness and potential societal and business implication. Daria’s experience includes working for the Chief Economist and heading up Enterprise Risk Management in the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. She has coauthored reports on topics such as geopolitics, future of global trade, transformation of trust and sustainability.