Additional Information on The Club of Rome (COR)

* In early 2008, The Club of Rome (COR) relocated its international secretariat from Hamburg, Germany to Winterthur, Switzerland, where it is still situated. In addition, COR has 30+ national and regional associations as well as a European Support Center in Vienna.

* By COR’s calculus, America and other industrialized nations should commit themselves to “a 20-year transition towards a better [economic] system based on renewable energy, more efficient resource use, and different production systems that eliminate waste.”

* COR today has 100 “full” individual members—the Club’s self-imposed limit—from more than 30 countries on 5 continents. Another 1,400 “committed people” from around the world are also counted as active members of the organization. They hail, variously, from the “scientific, political, business, financial, academic, religious, cultural, and civil-society communities.”

* COR’s funding derives from a variety of sources, including annual member subscriptions; private donations to the Club of Rome Foundation; and contributions to (or partnership arrangements with) international organizations, public and private entities, and related institutions.

* COR’s activities are guided by the General Assembly of its members and the Executive Committee which it elects at its annual meetings.

* Mikhail Gorbachev, who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985-91, is an Honorary Member of COR.

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