Here are some tools people are already using to bring change
The Circular Economy
This is the building block that we all need to move towards.
It provides a tool to generate environmental quality, economic welfare, and social equity for future generations.
The model is essential for global businesses to embrace to survive, thrive, and leave things better.
The economic system preserves product value, materials and resources for a longer time period with a decreasing production of waste.
Production to Consumption involves Reducing – Reusing – Recycling - Recovering materials.
Climate change. Biodiversity loss. Poverty. Hunger. Access to education. Gender inequality.
These are just some of the sustainability challenges identified by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are a set of 17 internationally agreed-upon goals that set sustainability targets to be reached by the year 2030.
Achieving the targets of the SDGs requires transformative action from all stakeholders including governments, business and civil society.
How are people encouraging our policy and decision makers to think differently?
Doughnut Economics, presented by Kate Raworth, an Oxford economist, presents a new model for human well-being.
The Doughnut model helps us understand why the current global economic models operate as a broken circle. Instead of delivering human well-being they have shaken the foundations of our societies.
They have been unable to predict or prevent global financial crisis over the past decades.
Instead the outdated economic theories have lead to increased gaps in wealth distribution, increased poverty, breakdown of basic needs and inequalities within and between nations.