WE-Africa is an alliance of likeminded scholars and practitioners who share a common concern about the current socio-economic conditions in which we live and are willing to work together to promote a transition to a wellbeing-based economy for Africa. It is an action-research network, which aims to consolidate evidence for change while focusing on building […]
Lorenzo Fioramonti, Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski published a guest editorial in the Ecological Society of America, titled ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the dynamics of well-being’.
Published by Rowman & Littefield GovInn Director Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonit’s new book will be launched at ISA in April in Atlanta, Georgia. Co edited by Jan Aart Scholte, faculty Professor in Peace and Development in the school of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg and Alfred Nhema, Chief Executive Officer at the Pan African Development […]
The presentation was given by Lorenzo Fioramonti on 2 March 2016, in Totnes, UK.
“One thing I have discovered since I got out of my box of geochemistry in the year 2000 and began learning about sustainability issues, is that the Earth can be viewed as shrinking.” Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir discusses a new framework for sustainability:
By Frances Moore Lappé In brief, Humans see the world through largely unconscious frames that determine what we believe our nature to be and therefore what we believe to be possible. To address our biggest global challenges, we can shed this non-ecological mental map—what the author calls “scarcity-mind”—based in lack and fear. Locked in scarcity-mind, we […]
Solutions Journal July/August 2013 by Robert Costanza, Jacqueline McGlade, Steve de Bonvoisin, Petra Fagerholm, Joshua Farley, Enrico Giovannini, Ida Kubiszewski, Frances Moore Lappé, Hunter Lovins, Kate Pickett, Greg Norris, Thomas Prugh, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Debra Roberts, Richard Wilkinson Conscious that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption can impede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for […]
by L. Hunter Lovins The Problems The global economy rests on a knife-edge. It is based on unsustainable assumptions and business practices that are driving societies and ecosystems into successive collapses. There are many palliative “fixes” that can prop the system up – but only for a time. What is needed is a new development […]
By Dr Vandana Shiva 24 June 2013 The Uttarakhand disaster we have witnessed at the beginning of the 2013 monsoon season is a consequence of ignorance and greed. Uttarakhand is the source of the sacred Ganga and its tributaries. The sources of the Ganga, which is the lifeline of India, were made sacred sites in […]
By Dr. Vandana Shiva I write this column on World Environment Day, 5th June, 2013 from Bhutan where I am working with the Government on the transition to 100% Organic Bhutan. I am also working with the Bhutan Government to redefine the economic paradigm to focus on the happiness and well- being of its people […]