We were really impressed by all of the great Agenda Concepts so we've
initiated this Applause–only phase to help us come up with a shortlist for final Evaluation. Browse through the concepts and applaud the ones you think are most important.
The oceans are critical to our survival as a species and to life on Earth as we know it. From a human perspective, the developing world gets 40% of its protein from the Sea, we use it for commerce: shipping, for travel, the seas are a potential inter
A large portion of our population is ignorant about the important issues of our government. And, the sources by which we gain information about the government are increasingly biased and unreliable. Social media technology is able to connect large nu
In the last years companies started to outsource manufacturing to poorer countries in order to reduce costs.
And a lot of people in those poorer countries tried the opposite: they migrate to richer countries looking for better opportunities.
Technology has revolutionized the way we publish and access information. We have information, loads of it, freely available, almost a commodity now. What we need now is a revolution in making and taking optimal decisions and actions together.....
As Jonathan Haidt has so compellingly explained, the problem confounding our ability to make progress on so many of our shared challenges is the balkanization of society, and the resulting inability to even hear each other, no less understand, learn
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Albert Einstein
The end of poverty, global warming and conflicts cannot come soon enough for the thousands who suffer daily from th
Eric Wilmot's article "How to Design for a Post-Consumption Economy" gave several insights that tie many global issues together to the possible source of the problem we should prioritize and solve first: Create floating phytoplankton flotillas/farms.
Let us prove that all wars are a direct result of misunderstanding and not conflict of interests. Let us face it friends, we the people know very little about each other still despite the technology we have, lessons of wars we waged all the knowledge
Studies show that GDP growth, after passing the point where basic needs are met, produces diminishing returns for our actual life satisfaction and happiness. Other factors, like social relations, health, meaningful work, freedom, caring for others,
All the problems are being solved by trained people at working age. Let's say they have a great knowledge about what they are doing at their place in their time, and less and less energy. Kids have lots of energy and fresh ideas and grandparents have
Nuclear weapon technology, even in it's early stages, killed thousands and thousands of people. As well as profoundly polluting the environment. The technology has since been developed to be even more massively deadly, has been proliferated, stolen
We have learnt how to make things by using electric power, new technologies, materials etc - air conditioning as a first example, but there are methods of achieving the same goals more efficiently, without using any resources.
There are adequate number of NGOs existing at present (2 million NGOs in India, around 40,000 NGOs operating globally, 227,000 NGOs in Russia and so on). With so many NGOs around need of the hour is to provide an improved ecosystem to existing NGOs s
The collapse of the financial markets has had a worldwide impact. Poor decisions on the part of financial institutions and consumers have lead to an economic crisis, fuelled by overconfidence in the market and investment in shakey financial products
Corruption and mismanagement are cripling phenomena that tie thirld world countries to the ground. We need to put an end to it or limit it a great deal so that the people can collect benefits of economic potentials. I believe that no training, amoun
While innovating, what is the human dimension of its impact to the environment ? We know that innovation alters our behavior in many different ways. The innovation in fertilizers result in more food, innovation in technology provides comfort in life,
There are several charity organizations that offer child sponsorship programs allowing people to contribute monthly to provide the chosen children in poor communities with various necessities such as food, clean water, medication and educational supp
The number of people living out their days in the squalid areas is now a billion. The backlog in housing in our country is almost 5 million. It is quite clear that despite good efforts, authorities will still have a hard time to keep
When natural disaster strikes there is always an immediate and immense global outpouring of medical aid, food, supplies and support. Most times, this influx of aid is not accompanied by operational management and coordination through a centralized o
AVAILABLE WATER FOR ALL. How to allow provision of this raw material for the whole of humanity? Each knows ( for it no need of statistics ) that water rarefies itself , that water is unevenly distributed on the globe surface and that water ( not f