Wed, Oct 11|
#CANSEE2023 By design not disaster: Grounding economies during uncertain times
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2023, 7:00 AM – Oct 13, 2023, 7:00 PM
Toronto, York University Heights, Toronto, ON, Canada
About the Event
More info and Abstract Submissions Here
By design or by disaster, the global economy must be fundamentally transformed, as we come to terms with the biophysical limits of our finite planet, as well as the inequalities and instabilities that are being reinforced in the name of growth. To carry on with business-as-usual is to become complacent and complicit to the cascading consequences that are already undermining global food security, ecological integrity, safety, and human welfare. The limitations and rigidity of our current political-economic systems could not have become more apparent than during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As societies continue to debate how to protect public health interests while also keeping public and private institutions operating, losses of both life and livelihood ensue, with vulnerable populations being most affected. Just as critical as the pandemic, a climate uncertain future necessitates rapid transition to low-carbon economies, while bracing for the potential of widespread, and largely unjust, environmental change. This conference aims to deepen awareness and strengthen the agency of diverse stakeholders, to explore and mobilize alternative economic futures.