To find answers, we must reclaim the notions of interdependency and common security. Individually, we can (and must) be part of the solutions, but society must rediscover that climate security will only be found through interdependencies (with each other and with nature).
An economics of ‘wellbeing’ must live within contracting, annual carbon budgets, in which ‘circularity’ is more important than productivity and ‘growth’ is defined more by nature than consumption. This session will explore some of the exciting ways in which some countries and communities are attempting to do so.
Disruptive planning; zero-carbon transport networks. Paris: the 15-minute city. Low traffic neighbourhoods and zero-emission zones. Putting communities before cars. Carbon rationing; getting the alternatives in place first. Urban lungs; bringing nature back into cities. The war on waste; lessons in tax and circularity.
This session will focus on the (regulatory) art of consuming less. Smart everything; sharing the lessons of localised, integrated energy systems. Empowering communities instead of corporations. Energy: a service not a market. International examples of decentralised and accountable energy systems.
War, pandemics and wild weather are tearing today’s globalised food system apart. Spiralling energy costs then turn this into a cost of living crisis affecting producers, providers and the public in equal measure. Beginning with wasting less, what must we do to feed a hungry planet?