Humanity is facing a series of existential threats unlike any it has experienced before in its short history. They are driven mainly by overpopulation, increasingly impactful advancements in technology, and now a pandemic. Countering these threats will require a new way of conceptualizing our relationships with each other and the ecosystems we depend on. The world needs a new approach that will allow us to adapt in the short term and reverse the decline in the long term.

Peace is central to a safe and productive society. Without peace, we will never achieve the level of trust, cooperation, and inclusiveness necessary to solve the global challenges humanity faces.

This article presents Positive Peace, combined with systems thinking, as a new theory of change, a new way to conceptualize how societies function, and a new approach to solving the world’s most intractable problems.



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