Institute Panel Presentations
Some panelists chose to give oral presentations.
Causes and consequences of the current economic system, including:
- Basic principles, assumptions and characteristics of the current economy.
- Social, political and environmental consequences of the current economic model.
- Sustainability of the current economic paradigm.
Successes and failures of the current economic system, including:
- Gains realized from our current system, such as better technologies, status of global wealth and standards of living.
- Negative consequences of our consumer economy, such as income inequality, consumption trends and environmental degradation.
- The general dominance of one economic system over other models and the environmental, social, and political consequences of the dominant system.
- Lessons learned and strategies for action toward change.
- Kurt Cobb, Carbon Institute
- Lana Pollack, International Joint Commission
- Juliet Schor, Boston College
Prospects of a new economy, including:
- Purpose and description of the new economy.
- Potential strengths and weakness of the new paradigm.
- Aspects of the new economy, cultural considerations, scalability, social justice and equality.
- Impacts on livelihood, businesses, the environment.
Methods to achieve a greater balance between our economic, social, and environmental systems.
- Emerging and promising local and global models.
- The responsibility of wealthy nations to lead a transformation.
- Organizations and individuals who are, or can assist with a transformation toward the new economic model.
- Short and long terms strategies and measures to indicate progress.