, The Path to a Regenerative Future: The Importance of Local Networks and Bioregional Contexts, The Solutions Journal, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2018, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/path-regenerative-future-importance-local-networks-bioregional-contexts/) Abstract: Key Concepts: Regenerative Development, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Compact, International Standards Organization, Social and Environmental Responsibility   Background The sustainability approach to harmonizing environment, equity, and economies has come under strong critique in recent years. It has been 30 years since the publication of Our Common Future and twenty-five years since the adoption of Agenda 21 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. Yet, environmental degradation continues to threaten livelihoods across the globe; climate change is driving more and more extreme weather events; and inequality between the haves and the have-nots is greater than ever. Environmentalists were notoriously unhappy with the sustainable development paradigm from the beginning, arguing that the emphasis on development and focus on economic growth put the environment in service to an economic system that would eventually make the planet … Topics: Biodiversity; Built Capital; Climate Change; Community; Governance; Resilience; Urbanization