Economy Working Group

The system we live in prioritizes growth of the economy and doesn’t care about human wellbeing or the climate. – We need an alternative economic model to capitalism!


In the Economy working group, we aim to envision how such an alternative economic model, a green economic model, would look like and present it at the upcoming GYG Congress 2022.
If you are passionate about making the green economic model a reality, we welcome you to join hands with us. Together we can build the world that we dream of.

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:

  • Should we strive for a structural change in the functioning of the economy such as transitioning to a non-growing economy, or should we focus on regulating the harmful externalities of global capitalism?
  • Should we pivot towards local markets, or embrace the global market?
  • Diving into the topic of economic democracy – should it be strived for and if so, how could it be implemented (this covers ideas such as a universal basic income, worker-owned businesses and anti-exploitation laws. If interest exists there is plenty to be discussed here.)

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.


Do you want to join this Working Group?

Interested? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Please note:

Global Young Greens is a volunteer led organization and this is a voluntary role.

Due to the nature of the tasks involved, we recommend that you have an appropriate level of English language skills for this working group.

There are no formal expectations of you, only that you contribute what you can and enjoy the experience of working with other young green activists from different parts of the world!

All participation will take place online.