Rethinking Prosperity’s weekly roundup of news on the topic of economy, environment and democracy


  1. Gender equality for successful national climate action — Verania Chao (United Nations Development Programme)
    June 6, 2017
    While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, women and girls commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from climate change, particularly when they are living in poverty.
    Type/tags: article, environment, climate change, gender, women
  2. The circular economy enters the world stage, with Finland leading the way — Kirsi Sormunen and Kimmo Tiilikainen (The Guardian)
    June 6, 2017
    “A revolutionary concept for the way economies work is moving into the mainstream, with 1,500 key players discussing it in Helsinki this week.”
    Type/tags: article, economy, circular economy, Finland
  3. Labour’s ‘Alternative Models of Ownership’ ReportNew Socialist
    June 6, 2017
    “In considerable detail, [Alternative Models of Ownership] sets out the practicality and necessity of a shift to a variety of alternative forms of ownership and control of productive enterprises, including co-operatives, municipal and locally-led ownership forms, and finally – and most ambitiously – new democratic forms of national ownership.”
    Type/tags: article (review), economy, politics, ownership, radical, society, left, co-ops
  4. Degrowth: the case for a new economic paradigm — Riccardo Mastini (openDemocracy)
    June 8, 2017
    “Unbridled growth appears to be at odds with social well-being and environmental sustainability. How might we develop a model that reduces the imperative for growth while maintaining economic stability?”
    Type/tags: article, economy, environment, sustainability, degrowth, ecological economics
  5. AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE, CALIFORNIA TAKES ACTION — Jeanne Merrill (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition)
    June 9, 2017
    “While the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord is certainly a troubling setback, it has not stopped those in local and state government, or many farmers and ranches, from pursuing sustainable, climate-friendly ways of doing business and living our lives.”
    Type/tags: article, environment, climate, energy, agriculture, California, politics


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