NSD is a Think Tank and discussion forum in search of humane but effective ways out of the fossil fuel economy and into future ways of life that are truly satisfying and enjoyable for all and that synergises with and maintains the biosphere. A retreat from ‘Progress’ and ‘Development’, harnessed to the accumulation of wealth (nowadays ‘Consumerism’) that has been the core value of our society for the past 200 years is now inevitable over the coming decades. We can, however, focus on what we want to see at the end of the process and how we can get there avoiding as far as possible pain and false passages.
Our site sets out themes for debate and provides a forum through which we aim to continually develop the contents. You are invited to participate.