Humanity is facing unprecedented risks caused by climate change and environmental degradation. The unsustainable production and consumption patterns of modern societies, and especially the dependency on fossil fuels, is changing our climate and damaging our eco-systems at an extraordinary scale and pace.
The root causes of these grave challenges are economic, political and cultural. Our economic paradigm does not acknowledge the planetary boundaries, often due to short-term thinking and inadequate pricing of externalities.
There is an urgent need to transform the current understanding of how we measure and value growth, and how we relate to and manage natural resources. These questions must be brought into the mainstream of economic and political decision-making as well as into our day-to-day practices and behaviour.
Thus, the mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, and climate change.