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

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What has value in the digital and network economy?

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Sustainability, Resilience and Public-Private Partnerships from a Global Governance Perspective

Sustainability, Resilience and Public-Private Partnerships from a Global Governance Perspective

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