We are at war with our future and the diversity of life on the whole planet. During the “Great Acceleration”, a few humans have drained the Earth’s fossil energy battery millions of times faster than it was created by daily photosynthesis. The planetary future has been burdened with huge debts that are now being communitarised, and a future that must be built together. All tolerable developments require a “Great Deceleration” in fossil resource consumption, including the realignment of societal priorities, economic activities and policies – within the next months (IPCC 2022).
How do bureaucracies scaffold the great transition without defaulting towards disaster capitalism or authoritarianism?
The transformation of our capacity to administer the planet itself has to become a question of global peace and collective survival. If bureaucracy strengthens our agency and capability to act, we can fundamentally change the way we feed, power or move ourselves – within this decisive age.
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