This webinar will take place Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at:
10am PST California
1pm EST New York
7pm CET Central Europe
11:30pm IST India
We are at a critical juncture as we face a growing number of global challenges that we can remedy if we act boldly and in unity. Many of those challenges, including climate change and inequality, have economic root causes. On this basis, the questions at the heart of this piece are the following:
- Which challenges is the world facing?
- What are the root causes of those challenges?
- What could be some remedies for addressing the root causes (including concepts such as circular economy, doughnut economics, green deals, and indicators of success that go beyond GDP)?; and
- What opportunities does the pandemic and its aftermath offer for making economic systems more just, sustainable, and resilient?
After a short lecture, there will be ample time for discussion and questions. We welcome you to review the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) report on which this discussion will be based, and bring your thoughts to the discussion.
QUNO Report - Exploring barriers to justice and sustainability in economic systems: Root causes and potential remedies:
Additionally, Dr. Monkelbaan's book on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is available in full here:
Joachim Monkelbaan is Representative for Sustainable and Just Economic Systems at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) Geneva. He lectures on sustainability governance at International University in Geneva. He has also worked for UN Environment, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, WHO, and Climate-KIC. He did doctoral and postdoctoral research at the University of Geneva, UCLA and IDE in Tokyo.