Mainstream Western economics is destroying the environment - and the Indigenous knowledge that has conserved nature for millenia.
National Dialogue Hubs
Here at the Coalition, we know that reforming our economies starts with people - not policy documents. This transition needs to respond to people's lives - to their realities, their worries, their hopes - if it is to go to scale at speed. It needs to be relevant at ballot boxes, shop counters and job centres. It needs to be rooted in local experiences and national contexts.
We are working with local partners in 8 countries and regions around the world. Together with their own networks of activists, researchers, policy makers and local business, they are inspiring national conversations on economic reform. What does green investment mean for small companies in the Caribbean? What does growth within ecological limits mean to an economic power-house like India? What job opportunities do renewable energies offer the poorest in South Africa?
Taking a locally rooted approach we are:
- Exploring what a transition looks like from multiple perspectives, and what opportunities it could offer people in their every day lives, families and jobs.
- Taking stock of what policies, initiatives and programmes have been put in place already, and asking to what extent these are making a difference on the ground.
- Connecting local and national activists, community groups and civil society networks to build their understanding of economic reform.
- Convening diverse perspectives from different sectors - energy, agriculture, transport, infrastructure - to understand the different transition pathways.
- Developing an online space to support the ongoing dialogue and mobilisation.
- Supporting networks of small and informal businesses to connect
For more information, contact us.
This project is led by the Green Economy Coalition in partnership with our national hub partners around the world. The initiative has been funded by the European Commission.