Who we are
About The Club
About The Club
The Club of Florence embodies the spirit of Edgar Morin’s ‘Renewed Humanism,’ celebrating the profound connection between humanity and Earth.
We are champions of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to achieve a more sustainable and equitable future for all, by addressing global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation in a way that leaves no one behind.
We are committed to “actively imagining and designing” a future defined by sustainable growth, harmonious coexistence, and limitless innovation in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy.
Renewed Humanism: An Evolved Perspective
Renewed Humanism is a humanism that looks toward a sustainable, equitable, and harmonious future for all planetary life. Humanism, originating in Florence roughly five centuries ago, embodies a spectrum of social, artistic, and philosophical viewpoints that emphasise man’s role as the “homo sapiens” capable of dominating nature and becoming godlike, elevating themselves as the measure of all things.
This perspective views humans as masters of the universe, justified by reason, technology, and subjectivity. The Club of Florence builds upon this anthropocentric ideology, transcending its destructive and self-centred limitations and expanding its potential to embrace the concept of regenerated Humanism outlined by Edgar Morin.
For the philosopher, the strength of global Humanism lies in “the concrete interdependence between all humans in a single community of destiny ”, and it broadens the scope of this ideology from the European Renaissance, adapting it to the unprecedented challenges of the Anthropocene era – an unofficial unit of geologic time used to describe the most recent period in Earth’s history when the human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems.
In this emerging geophysical age, every human, biological, and terrestrial system is experiencing profound stress and vulnerability, primarily induced by human actions.
In our Renewed Humanism approach, we are considered integral components of a balanced ecosystem, contributing to the resilience and sustainability of all life forms on our planet.
As viewed through the ‘Florence’ lens, our roadmap to a brighter future aligns with the ambitions defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This framework highlights the need for empowering women and marginalized communities, eradicating conflict and poverty, and ensuring universal access to essential resources such as food, water, and energy. It further underscores the urgency of combating climate change and reversing the deleterious impacts on our ecosystems.
The Florence Lens
Navigating Sustainable Future
Through the ‘Florence lens’, our roadmap directs us towards the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We emphasize empowering women and marginalized communities, eradicating poverty and conflict, and ensuring universal resource access. Committed to mitigating climate change and healing our ecosystems, our approach fosters a future where human prosperity intertwines with the health of our planet.