The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome:
Personal Recollections of its History
Recollections by J. Rennie Whitehead
Aug 4, 1917 – March 12, 2012
The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome was created in the early 1970s as national parallel to the international Club of Rome.
Very briefly, the ideas underlying the establishment of the Club of Rome itself were launched by Aurelio Peccei, an Italian industrialist who voiced his concerns regarding overpopulation, gross abuse and desecration of the environment and many other global problems with which we are only too familiar today. The initiative for a renewed, systematic effort to address the issues raised came to fruition as a result of Peccei’s collaboration with Alexander King, a distinguished English chemist, who was at the time Director General of Science and Education of OECD, in Paris. The inaugural meeting of Peccei and King with like-minded international colleagues was held in 1968 at the Academia Lincei in Rome where the group was spontaneously named “The Club of Rome”.
Also a valuable historic CACOR document by another CACOR pioneer Thomas L. de Fayer 1919-1999 Link to full article…