Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal
The drop in energy and material use may be 80% or more this century, a shift without precedent. While energy is a key driver, the seminar is not about energy policy, nor does it develop doom-and-gloom scenarios. The seminar provides evidence for this premise but does not dwell on it. The seminar presumes that now is the time to envision responses, debate alternatives, and plan for the transition. The seminar focuses on crafting a wholesome, just, equitable, peaceful, and resilient transition. Throughout, members consider the local, regional, national, and even international dimensions of localization.