Global Sustainability

Starting point

The existing development paradigm does not respond to the numerous modern challenges with sustainable solutions. The introduction by the UN in the 1980s-90s of the notion of sustainability, with its three dimensions namely economy, society and environment, enriched the understanding of the issues at hand and most recently led to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. In the context of the Grand Narrative that FOGGS is working on putting together, the need for a new economic theory is absolutely central. In the digital era the “invisible hand” model seems increasingly detached from the real economy, which is trying to navigate without vision and values. The major challenge remains of modifying the system, in motion, without losing the many gains of globalization, but mitigating its negative effects manifested in increasing economic inequalities, persistent poverty, climate change impacts and environmental degradation.

Specific elements for the Grand Narrative

WELL-BEING DEFINITION & MEASUREMENT

VALUE ALLOCATION

NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM

EMPLOYMENT & INCOME

ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

FOOD SECURITY & HEALTH

ENERGY SECURITY

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

BUSINESS & ETHICS

The fault lines of globalisation and things we can do about them

The fault lines of globalisation and things we can do about them

Or welcoming you to the re-launched FOGGS by Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director, FOGGS A new tribalism? The emergence of populist leaders with nationalist agendas around the world has rung alarm ...
A Call for Action to all people of goodwill to face the realities of Climate Change

A Call for Action to all people of goodwill to face the realities of Climate Change

The Rome Symposium Climate Change and World Development Rome, Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th May 2017 “The World at a Turning Point: Concerted Action for a Stable Climate, Sustainable Human ...
EARTH IPO – Can we value the planet as an appreciating asset?

EARTH IPO – Can we value the planet as an appreciating asset?

27 January 2014 | Author: Joss Tantram “I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value ...
Individual citizens’ contribution to the fight against Climate Change

Individual citizens’ contribution to the fight against Climate Change

FOGGS supports the Global Citizens Climate Pledge. By signing the pledge, each one of us, global citizens, can show our concern about the serious risk that climate change poses for ...
Modernizing Greece: which structural reforms?

Modernizing Greece: which structural reforms?

Since the early 2000s political and academic debate in Greece has focused on the “structural reforms” that would allow Greece to put its economy on a healthy and sustainable (long-term) ...
What has value in the digital and network economy?

What has value in the digital and network economy?

From scarcity to short-lived innovation and to the lack of safe assets Author: Pyrros Papadimitriou The concept of economic value has a long history in economic and philosophical thought and has puzzled ...
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