Inspiration for a fairer, greener future

Here are some ideas we like for the transition to a fairer, greener future:

Fossil Free: Divestment

Divestment is the opposite of investment. It means getting rid of stocks, shares, funds etc that are unethical and based on fossil fuels:

  • Immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies;
  • Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years
  • End their fossil fuels sponsorship

https://gofossilfree.org/divestment/what-is-fossil-fuel-divestment/

Doughnut economics

Doughnut economics is a new way to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. Here are some key points:

  • Reimagining the shape of progress: choose thriving not addiction and dependence on growth
  • Let’s have a higher ambition on this planet, within its boundaries, rather than growth.
  • We need new generation economics and thinking for the planets survival
  • We can meet the needs of all within the planets boundaries but not through continual growth
  • Circular designed economies are needed which are regenerative and importantly distributive.
  • We need to unleash human potential for the planet to survive.

https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

Earth law centre

Earth law means transforming the law to recognise, honour and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve. The Centre works through:

  • Raising awareness through education and outreach and fostering a new generation of Earth law advocates;
  • Creating strategic partnerships with grassroots organizations and local and Indigenous communities to provide frontline legal support; and
  • Securing new laws and landmark court decisions that strengthen our obligation to protect Nature.

https://www.earthlawcenter.org/what-is-earth-law

Well-being Economy Alliance

WEAll is a collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working towards a wellbeing economy, delivering human and ecological wellbeing.

Its vision is that in future:

  • Policy is framed in terms of human and ecological wellbeing, not simply economic growth;
  • Businesses provide dignified lives for their employees and exist to meet social needs and contribute to the regeneration of nature; and
  • The rules of the economy are shaped by collaboration between government, business, and civil society.

https://wellbeingeconomy.org/