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Event: Network launch for a new eco-social contract

What do Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, the UN Secretary General, the International Trade Union Congress all have in common?

By GEC · 20th October, 2021

What do Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, the UN Secretary General, the International Trade Union Congress all have in common?

They are all calling for a new social contract.

As the world starts to emerge from the ravages of COVID-19, how can a new green and social contract start to emerge - one that rebuilds trust between citizens and people in power?

On 10th November we are coming together with networks across the world to launch a global research and action network exploring a new eco-social contract. Join us, and Kumi Naidoo, at the Bonn Symposium to find out more about joining the network.

Partnering with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and local authorities, civil society and academia, the network will explore opportunities and conditions for a new eco-social contract in which the conservation of biodiversity and social and environmental issues play a key role.

  • How are issues of climate, race, and justice linked?

  • In what ways are citizens already renegotiating the social contract via citizen assemblies, climate courts and participatory decision making?

  • How do we collaborate to scale these efforts?

The network is a space for dialogue, debate, co-construction and action around the meaning of a new eco-social contract; good practices for its design; and mechanisms for its application.

To learn more, download our information sheet, which includes links to apply for membership, or join us at the Bonn Symposium on the 10-11 November 2021.


Explore some of our recent work on the social contract

More information from UNRISD

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