10 Must Haves

Building on existing U.N. frameworks and past initiatives that lay out pathways for sustainable transformation, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ at Arizona State University and The Earth League co-convened the GF22 Global Futures Conference to identify 10 ambitious targets for a global transformation that ensures just and sustainable futures for all. A January 2022 meeting of The Earth League yielded a draft of 10 targets⁠—referred to as the ‘must haves’⁠—intended to propel societies toward a future of opportunity rather than sacrifice. The conference was organized around these preliminary 10 outcomes and invited participants to shape the final must haves, and more importantly, define the ‘must-do’ actions.

The following list represents the topic areas the must-have outcomes based on results of GF22.

A limit of global warming as close to 1.5°C as possible by 2050.

An immediate halt and reversal of the loss of nature’s functions and diversity

Economies that operate within safe and just planetary boundaries

Equitable access to resources needed for human well-being.

Governance transformations to stay within planetary boundaries.

Healthy, safe and secure food for the global population.

Reconnection of human well-being to planetary health.

An ethical digital world providing for human security, equity and education.

Stability and peace in a global society.

A resilient global society ready to respond to planetary crises.