Big Ideas Change The World

What will the world look like in 2050? Socially-responsible advertising. Shared pets. Edible walls. Gamification of city planning – think of ideas being played out online (SimCity-style) before being voted into reality.

Big Ideas Change the World is a Friends of the Earth project. It will seize on the biggest ideas out there for enhancing our lives, preventing the mass-extinction of species and looking after the planet.  

We bet you'll be surprised, perhaps even shocked, by some of the ideas. So dive into the topics below – and feel free to share and debate them. The list of topics will grow as the project unfolds. In addition to cities, nature and consumption, we'll present our findings on topics like energy, business and politics.

Humans have achieved some amazing things: space travel, global communications, advances in medicine. New challenges like the growing demands on the Earth's resources and the threats of climate change require big ideas. Carrying on like we are will cause profound damage to human welfare, economies and ecosystems.

Big Ideas Change the World is a Friends of the Earth project. It seizes the biggest ideas out there for enhancing our lives, preventing the mass-extinction of species and looking after the planet.