A world in which profit is prioritized over life is not a world set to last. But how would a lasting world be? What would it look like?
In order to get this message across a vision of the ideal future is needed.
If you have thoughts about answers to these questions, join the GYG Economy Working Group to discuss and develop a vision of how the economy would function in a green world!
The purpose of this working group is to vitalise a discussion of green economics, what it is or what it should be. As ecologists/greens we draw substantive political reform from the values of universality, solidarity, harmonious coexistence with nature, emancipation from oppression, bottom-up democracy and more. The green movement has managed to make a name for itself in questions of civil and social liberties, but there remains a lack of vision in
terms of the economic organisation of our ideal society. Socialism, social-democracy, liberalism, social-liberalism, conservatism and even nationalism to some degree offer a vision of how resources should ideally be distributed and who should make those decisions. What is our vision, and how can we shape it to be congruent with our values and ideological beliefs?
Here are some suggestions for what questions could be discussed:
Since we are promoting the transition to a society that can coexist with nature and does not threaten life on earth, we should have a clear vision of what we´re offering – not just what we oppose. Let us shape that vision together.