Establish a new non growth circular economy

Abandon unsustainable economics as soon as possible before we consume all available resources. 

Choose models like Doughnut Economics that is being trialled in Amsterdam.  

Why the contribution is important

We just cannot continue to consume more than we can supply. This is elementary for our survival and well-being and the sooner we establish a safe model the better, for us and our descendants. We cannot keep on handing over responsibility for our carbon footprint to the countries who export to us. It is our economic demand and our footprint and it is essential to foster a less materialistic culture. Otherwise the production will continue in China and other Asian and far eastern countries causing huge pollution and warming and exacerbating the melting of the Himalayan glaciers and the polar ice caps. 

by Simon on October 24, 2020 at 08:24PM

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  • Posted by rmic October 25, 2020 at 10:51

    Yes, we need a less materialistic culture - and I fear that won't happen while the whole economy is based around the drive to sell more and more stuff. Culture change and system change will need to work in tandem.
  • Posted by Eviaries October 26, 2020 at 00:28

    Yes, it's completely crazy to continue with such an out of date model of economics, which patently makes no sense. We cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet. Any child would tell us that. And yet that is what our government is always wanting.
    See the work of Manfred Max-Neef, a Chilean economist.
  • Posted by Irma October 26, 2020 at 09:45

    Would be good to present some examples to the assembly, such as the one trialling in Amsterdam, and I am sure there are other places working with more circular economy models as well. Or perhaps some companies that embraced it. (Unfortunately I don't know enough about it to give any good examples in Scotland, but I am sure they are there!)
  • Posted by TaraR October 26, 2020 at 14:58

    We need to move away from the idea of growth as a measurement of economic success. We cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet.
    This may require redistribution of wealth, universal basic income...
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