What Europe needs is a Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact

This letter has also been published in The Ecologist [1] [2], Wellbeing Economy, and The National. It has also been referenced in the Irish Times, among others.

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The echo from the streets of Europe and beyond is ‘system change, not climate change’. When climate activist Greta Thunberg met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, she told him to talk to the experts, but what should they say?

We, system change experts from academia, civil society and cities, have some answers. Last autumn, a group of 238 scientists and 90.000 citizens asked for an end to Europe’s growth dependency and at a Growth in Transition conference in Vienna we made this more concrete. We look beyond increasing GDP towards a positive plan for a post-growth economy.

Our three key leverage points on HOW to launch a transition towards a thriving society within planetary boundaries advise policy-makers at European, national, regional and municipal levels on ways to confront the still worsening triple crisis of climate change, mass extinction and inequality.

Let’s be honest. Neither the Paris Agreement nor the Aichi Biodiversity Targets nor the current tax regimes are capable of dealing with these existential threats. As a group of scientists just wrote in Science: “The current measures for protecting the climate and biosphere are deeply inadequate”.

Deep changes are not only needed, but also wanted. A recent and massive poll taken all over Europe showed that a majority of Europeans now consider that the environment should be a priority even at the expense of growth.

Broad agreement was found on three major systemic changes. These three leaps are not excluding other solutions, but they all three are urgent, possible, needed, wanted and game-changing. They do require a visionary mindset and a can-do attitude. They require a mindshift away from incremental thinking, the mindset that has brought us to this point of crisis.

1) Dethrone King GDP, crown Queen WELLBEING

People want to thrive in a living world. Policies catering to GDP growth often sacrifice people and planet alike, while policies towards well-being help us heal.

Prosperity without growth is possible. Growth by over-exploitation of resources, safety shortcuts and pollution drive both people and planet to burnouts. Examples from Bhutan to New Zealand and Barcelona show that putting social and environmental progress before GDP really works.

Demands to the European Commission:

  • Turn the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) into a Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact (SWP).
  • Change from “Jobs, growth and investment“ to “Wellbeing, jobs and sustainability“
  • Establish a DG for Wellbeing and Future Generations led by the first vice-president

Demands to countries, regions and municipalities:

  • Create a wellbeing and future generations portfolio at the heart of governance

2) From TAX HAVENS for the few to REDISTRIBUTION for the many

Tax wealth more and labour less. Tax pollution progressively and stop subsidizing it.

Two post-war decades of +-90% top income tax rates in US & UK became a rate (far) under 50% now. Most EU countries followed, leaving the rich off the hook. As a result, inequality has been rising steadily and a growing feeling of (tax) injustice has spilled into social unrest and populism. The Gilets Jaunes uprising in France showed that you can’t tax pollution without a fair taxation system. Subsidies supporting pollution and resource overuse need to end immediately and pollution/carbon taxes must be used to promote welfare for the poorest.

Demands:

  • Set top income tax rates above 80% for redistribution to low- & middle-income families.
  • Tax air travel for redistribution to better and low to zero-cost public transport.
  • Launch progressive carbon and resource taxes at the source and redistribute.
  • Provide tax incentives for the use of recycled materials.

3) EFFICIENT products are good, SUFFICIENT solutions are great

Efficiency gains are important, but only the beginning of the solution

Social and cultural exclusion can undo efficiency gains. We don’t need to sell more products, we need sufficient solutions that are long-lasting. Some companies already sell the service of having light, instead of the product of a light bulb, reversing the incentive from planned obsolescence to long lasting products. Barcelona’s zero-waste strategy includes advanced separate waste collection systems with smart waste containers to identify users and reduce residual waste as well as boost biowaste catchment – going much further than awareness raising, prevention, and support for reuse.

Demands:

  • Support the development of better business models like the product-service economy.
  • Implement zero waste strategies at all governance levels following the waste management hierarchy for operations and extended producers’ responsibility schemes.
  • Decrease the VAT on labour-intensive services such as repairing.
  • Leap from efficiency to sufficiency policies to make sustainable lifestyles the default.

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Signatories

The six first signatories drafted this letter. All signatories come from academia, civil society and city governments

  1. Nick Meynen, Policy Officer Environmental and Economic justice, European Environmental Bureau
  2. Maria Langsenlehner, Project Associate, EU-Umweltbüro
  3. Kate Raworth, Author of Doughnut Economics
  4. Patrick ten Brink, EU Policy Director, European Environmental Bureau
  5. Toni Ribas Bravo, Ecology Group Coordinator, Barcelona en Comú
  6. Halliki Kreinin, Research Assistant, Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  7. Dr Jason Hickel, Anthropologist, University of London
  8. Dr Katherine Trebeck, Policy & Knowledge Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
  9. Dr Federico Demaria, Ecological Economist, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  10. Dr Dan O’Neill, Associate Professor in Ecological Economics, University of Leeds
  11. Dr. Marta Conde, President Researc & Degowth, Researcher Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  12. Dr. Claudio Cattaneo Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University, Brno Czech Republic
  13. Riccardo Mastini, PhD Candidate in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  14. Dr. Christian Kerschner, Assistant Professor Modul University Vienna, AT and Masaryk University Brno CZ
  15. Dr Giorgos Kallis, ICREA Professor, Ecological Economist, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  16. Dr Petter Næss, Professor of Planning in Urban Regions, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  17. John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy Queen’s University Belfast
  18. Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel, Political Economist and System Innovation scholar, University of Leuphana
  19. Dr. Christoph Gran, Senior Economist, ZOE. Institute for Future-Fit Economies
  20. Jonathan Barth, Economist, ZOE. Institute for Future-Fit Economies;
  21. Prof. Dr. Hermann Ott, University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Germany
  22. Dr. Friedrich Hinterberger, SERI Sustainable Europe Research Institute and University of Applied Arts Vienna
  23. Kate Soper, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, London Metropolitan University
  24. Prof. Jean Gadrey, Economist, University of Lille, France
  25. Prof. Kate Pickett, Epidemiologist and University Champion for Justice & Equality, University of York
  26. Vincent Liegey, co-author of A Degrowth Project, engineer, consultant and interdisciplinary researcher, France / Hungary.
  27. Dr. Miklós Antal, Ecological Economist, University of Leeds
  28. Dr. Stefania Barca, senior researcher, Center for Social Studies – University of Coimbra
  29. Dr. Andreas Novy, associate professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  30. Mauro gallegati, prof economics, univ politecnica marche, ancona
  31. Dr. Alexandra Köves, ecological economist, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  32. Prof. Frank Moulaert, KU Leuven, Belgium
  33. Julien-François Gerber, Assist. Prof. in Environment and Development, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands
  34. Elgars Felcis, sustainability scientist, University of Latvia and chairman of Latvian Permaculture association
  35. Dr. Janis Brizga, NGO Green Liberty, Latvia
  36. Prof. Tor A. Benjaminsen, human geographer, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  37. Dr. Nadia Johanisova, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  38. Dr. Mihnea Tanasescu, Research Fellow in Political Ecology, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the Free University of Brussels (VUB)
  39. Dr Eeva Houtbeckers, postdoctoral researcher, Aalto University, Finland
  40. Fabricio Bonilla, Happiness Economics Researcher, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  41. Dr Paul Ariès, authors of Degrowth or barbarity, director of the International “Observatoire de la Gratuité” (OIG), France
  42. Dr Ivo Ponocny, Full Professor at MODUL University Vienna, Austria
  43. Timothée Parrique, PhD Candidate in Political Economy. University of Clermont Auvergne (CERDI) and Stockholm University (SRC)
  44. Dr. Matthias Schmelzer, researcher at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and at Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie
  45. Dr. Dennis Eversberg, Junior research group leader, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  46. Jan Blažek, Doctoral student in Environmental Humanities, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
  47. Dr. Alevgul Sorman, Ikerbasque Research Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
  48. Lilian Pungas, Research Assistant and PhD candidate, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  49. Dr. Barry McMullin, Full Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland
  50. Dr. Melanie Pichler, senior researcher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  51. Dr. Manuel González de Molina, Professor. Agroecosystems History Lab, Seville, Spain
  52. Prof. Brent Bleys, Ecological Economist, Ghent University, Belgium
  53. Christian Dorninger, PhD-candidate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, and Konrad-Lorenz-Institute Klosterneuburg, Austria
  54. Dr Panos Petridis, Researcher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
  55. Dr François Briens, Researcher in socio-ecological economy and prospective studies, France
  56. Dr. Martin Fritz, Researcher at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany
  57. Dr. Vivian Price, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Coordinator, Labor Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hils, California, USA
  58. Dr Max Koch, Professor in Social Policy, Lund University, Sweden.
  59. Logan Strenchock, Environmental and Sustainability Officer, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  60. Prof. Matteo Villa, Associate Professor in Economic Sociology, University of Pisa
  61. Ernest Aigner, PhD candidate, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  62. Dr Lidija Živčič, Expert, Focus Association for Sustainable Development, Slovenia
  63. Orsolya Lazányi, PhD candidate in ecological economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  64. Dr. Erik Gomez-Baggethun, Professor in Environmental Governance, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
  65. Dr. Laura Horn, Associate Professor in Global Political Economy, Roskilde University, Denmark
  66. Philippe Defeyt, Chairman, Institute for Sustainable Development, Belgium
  67. Jacques Grinevald, Emeritus Professor, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS), Geneva
  68. Dr Thomas Smith, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  69. Inge Røpke, Professor of Ecological Economics, Aalborg University, Denmark
  70. Lucie Sovová, PhD candidate at the Department of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and Rural Sociology group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  71. Dr. Hervé Corvellec, Professor of Management, Lund University, Sweden
  72. Dr Hubert Buch-Hansen, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  73. Dr Ekaterina Chertkovskaya, Lecturer, Lund University, Sweden
  74. Dr Moira Nelson, Associate Professor, Lund University, Sweden
  75. Dr György Pataki, Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  76. Dr Alexander Paulsson, Lecturer, Lund University, Sweden
  77. Dr Timothée Duverger, Associate Professor, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France
  78. Prof. Francesco Gonella, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  79. Dr Christos Zografos, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  80. Dr Fabrice Flipo, Institut Mines-Télécom BS, France
  81. François Jarrige, Historian, University of Burgundy, France
  82. Dr Tuula Helne, Senior researcher, Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland), Helsinki
  83. Dr Anna Heikkinen, Senior Research Fellow, Tampere University, Finland
  84. Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai, Political scientist, University of Kassel, Germany
  85. Dr Jens Friis Lund, professor of Political Ecology, University of Copenhagen
  86. Dr Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen, assistant professor, Roskilde University
  87. Dr Mladen Domazet, Research director, Institute for Political Ecology, Zagreb, Croatia
  88. Edina Vadovics, Research director, GreenDependent Institute, Hungary
  89. Olivier Malay, Researcher in economics, University of Louvain, Belgium
  90. Ajda Pistotnik, Independent Researcher, EnaBanda, Slovenia
  91. Dr Fausto Gusmeroli – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  92. Dr Ray Cunningham, Green House Think Tank, UK
  93. Dr Janne I. Hukkinen, Professor of Environmental Policy, University of Helsinki, Finland
  94. Dr Guy Julier, Professor of Design Leadership, Aalto University, Finland
  95. Dr Lassi Linnanen, Professor of Environmental Management, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Finland
  96. Piotr Barczak, Polish Zero Waste Association, Institute for Circular Economy, European Environmental Bureau, Poland
  97. Philipp von Gehren, Researcher, Austrian Agency for Health & Food Safety
  98. Dr Pasi Heikkurinen, Lecturer in Management, University of Helsinki, Finland; Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Organizations, Aalto University, Helsinki; Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
  99. Dr Toni Ruuska, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki, Finland
  100. Ana Poças Ribeiro, PhD Candidate on Sustainable Consumption at Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University
  101. Kristoffer Wilén, Doctoral student, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  102. Dr. Jean-Louis Aillon, M.D., Phd Candidate in Anthropology and Psychology (Università di Genova, Italy)
  103. Dr. Tuuli Hirvilammi, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  104. Prof. Dr. Ernst Worrell, Professor Energy & Resources, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  105. Dr Anne Chapman, Co-chair, Green House Think Tank, UK
  106. Nigel Cohen, Economist, Inclusivity Project, UK
  107. Dr Andrew Mearman, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, UK; and Green House Think Tank.
  108. Sigrid Stagl, Professor of Environmental Economics & Policy, WU – Vienna University of Economics, Inst Ecol Econ, Austria
  109. Jennifer Hinton, Researcher,, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
  110. Madis Vasser, Board member, NGO Estonian Green Movement, Estonia
  111. Dr Miłosława Stępień, independent researcher, Poland
  112. Prof.Bożena Ryszawska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
  113. Marcin Popkiewicz, physycist, Warsaw University, Poland. Author of ‘World at the Crossroads’, ‘Energy Revolution. But why?’ and ’Climate Science’
  114. Jakub Rok, PhD candidate in economics, University of Warsaw, Poland
  115. Dr Weronika Parfianowicz, Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw, Poland
  116. Dr Łukasz Drozda, Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialisation, University of Warsaw, Poland
  117. Dr Maciej Kassner, Institute of Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  118. Dr Andrzej Tarłowski, Faculty of Psychology, University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland
  119. Dr Michał Czepkiewicz, Post-Doc researcher, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iceland
  120. Dr Maciej Grodzicki, Institute of Economics, Finance and Management, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
  121. Angelina Kussy, Predoctoral Researcher, Dep. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  122. Prof. Piotr Skubała, soil ecologist, University of Silesia, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Poland
  123. Dr hab. Wiktor Kotowski, wetland ecologist, Professor at University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Poland
  124. Dr Zofia Prokop, evolutionary ecologist, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology, Poland
  125. Dr hab. Łukasz Michalczyk, evolutionary biologist, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  126. Eliza Kondzior, PhD student in Biology, Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  127. Dr Barbara Pietrzak, ecologist, assistant professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  128. Dr. Kasia Piwosz, aquatic microbial ecologist, Scientist, Institute of Microbiology Czech Academy of Sciences,
  129. Dr. Anna Urbanowicz, molecular biologist, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Poland
  130. Mateusz Leźnicki, researcher in Philosophy of Law, PhD candidate, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Legal Studies, Poland
  131. Dr. Piotr Zieliński, evolutionary biologist, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  132. Dr. Piotr Bentkowski, Inserm / Sorbonne Université, Institut Pierre Louis d’Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique,
  133. Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Rykowski Forest Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  134. Dr hab. Agnieszka Pajdak-Stós, aquatic microbial ecologist, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  135. Dr hab Paweł Koperski, hydrobiologist, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  136. Prof dr hab. Jan Marcin Węsławski, marine ecologist, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  137. Dr hab. Anna Muszewska, biologist, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  138. Dr Barbara Stępień, postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics,
  139. Jakub Kronenberg, Social-Ecological Systems Analysis Lab at University of Lodz, and the Sendzimir Foundation, Poland
  140. Paweł Koteja, biologist, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  141. Dr Michał Pałasz, Institute of Culture, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  142. Dr Mateusz Płóciennik, assistant professor (ecology, palaeoclimatology), Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland
  143. Prof. dr hab. Jan R.E. Taylor, ecologist and ecophysiologist, Institute of Biology, University of Białystok, Poland
  144. Dr Ernst von Kimakowitz, Direktor, Humanistic Management Center; Humanistic Management Network, Switzerland
  145. Dr hab. Karol Zub, Associate Professor, Mammal Research Institute PAS, Białowieża, Poland
  146. Igor Siedlecki, biologist, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  147. Dr Joanna Tusznio, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  148. Dr hab. Łukasz Kaczmarek, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  149. Prof. dr hab. Jan Kozłowski, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  150. Łukasz Berlik, independent researcher, Natural Society of Opole Voivodeship, Poland
  151. Dr Beata Czyż, ecologist, University of Wrocław, Poland
  152. Dr hab. Maria Niklińska, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  153. Anna Gromada, Social and Economic Policy Advisor, the Kalecki Foundation, the UN and the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  154. Jacek M. Szymura, biologist, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  155. Anna Hauler, PhD candidate, hydrobiologist, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  156. Dr Maria J. Golab, ecologist, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  157. Paulina Kramarz, evolutionary ecologist, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  158. Alek Rachwald, forest ecologist, Forest Ecology Department, Forest Research Institute, Raszyn, Poland
  159. Elisa Plazio, PhD student in Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  160. Dr Justyna Kierat, melittologist and evolutionary biologist, independent environmental educator, Krakow, Poland
  161. Dr hab. Krzysztof Pabis, marine ecologist, entomologist, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland
  162. Bogusław Pawłowski, prof., biological anthropologist, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Poland
  163. Dr Jerzy Parusel, Upper Silesian Nature Heritage Centre, Katowice, Poland
  164. Dr Aleksandra Walczyńska, evolutionary biologist, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  165. Prof. dr Andrzej Dyrcz, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  166. Kamil Bartoń, ecologist, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  167. Assoc. Prof. Tymon Zieliński, Institute of Oceanology PAN, Poland
  168. Jan Sowa, Ph.D., member of Committee of Cultural Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  169. Dr hab. Władysław Polcyn, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  170. Prof. dr hab. Michał Grabowski, Faculty of Biology & Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Poland
  171. Dr Rafał Ruta, biologist, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Poland
  172. Prof. Wiesław Babik, biologist, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  173. Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Elżanowski, biologist, University of Warsaw, Poland
  174. Prof. Jukka Heinonen, University of Iceland
  175. Dr hab. Ewa Bińczyk, prof. UMK, Faculty of Humanities, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  176. Prof. Michal Woyciechowski, evolutionary biologist, Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  177. Dr hab. Sławomir Mitrus, Institute of Biology, University of Opole, Poland
  178. Dr Mateusz Iskrzyński, physicist (postdoc), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  179. Dr hab. eng. Marcin Kadej, biologist, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Poland
  180. Dr. Adam Ostolski, sociologist, Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  181. Marta Połeć, Institute of Culture, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  182. Dr Bartłomiej Gołdyn, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
  183. Dr Zygmunt Dajdok, biologist, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Poland
  184. Kornelia Sobczak, PhD Candidate, Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw, Poland
  185. Prof. dr. Dariusz Tarnawski, Institute of Environmental Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  186. prof. dr hab. Monika Kostera, Jagiellonian University and Södertörn University, Poland
  187. Dr. Romina Martin, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden
  188. Dr. Krzysztof Kujawa, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  189. Dr Ryszard Kulik, Workshop for All Beings, Poland
  190. Prof. dr hab. Edward Gwóźdź, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  191. Prof. dr hab. Hanna Kmita, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan Poland
  192. Dr Sarah Cornell, associate professor, sustainability sciences, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
  193. Helena Norberg-Hodge, author of Ancient Futures, co-director of The Economics of Happiness, founder and director of Local Futures,
  194. Anja Lyngbaek, Associate Programmes Director, Local Futures, Denmark
  195. Edward Langham, Research Fellow, Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Bristol, UK
  196. Julian Jones, Distinguished Fellow, Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Bristol, UK
  197. Richard Hellen, Director, Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Bristol, UK
  198. Dr Martin Oetting, Managing Director, Omnipolis Media, Berlin, Germany
  199. Dr Luca Coscieme, Research Fellow, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  200. Dr. Ingo Fetzer, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  201. Dr. Arthur Perrotton, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  202. Dr. Bengi Akbulut, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
  203. Dr Tim Daw, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  204. Dr. Ivan Murray, Ecological Economic Geographer, University of the Balearic Islands
  205. Dr. Drago Župarić-Iljić, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb
  206. Dr. Ivan Murray, Ecological Economic Geographer, University of the Balearic Islands
  207. Dr.sc. Jelena Puđak, Institute of social sciencies Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia
  208. Andro Rilović, Research Assistant, Institute for Political Ecology, Zagreb, Croatia
  209. Tomislav Medak, PhD Candidate, University of Coventry, UK
  210. Dr Marija Brajdić Vuković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  211. Dr Karin Doolan, University of Zadar, Croatia
  212. Jere Kuzmanić, Assistant, Department of Urban Planning, , Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Geodesy, University of Split, Croatia
  213. Prof. Dr Susana Paixao, Environmental Health Specialist, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal
  214. Jan Mayrhofer, Policy Officer, European Youth Forum
  215. Predrag Momčilović PhD Candidate and researcher, Platform for theory and practice of commons, Belgrade, Serbia
  216. Sara Fromm, Research & Degrowth, Barcelona, Spain
  217. Dr Susan George, President of the Transnational Institute, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  218. Lisa Hough-Stewart, Communications and Mobilisation lead at Wellbeing Economy Alliance
  219. Dr Jorge Riechmann, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  220. Dr Giacomo D’Alisa Center for Social Studies University of Coimbra
  221. Dr Richard Lane, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University
  222. Dr Eva Friman, Director & Researcher, Swedesd, Uppsala University
  223. Dr Tim Jackson, Professor, University of Surrey, UK
  224. Jonas Van der Slycken, PhD Candidate in economics, Ghent University, Belgium
  225. Dr Monica Verbeek, Executive Director, Seas At Risk
  226. Arnaud Schwartz, National secretary of France Nature Environnement & member of the European Economic and Social Committee
  227. Michel Dubromel, President of France Nature Environnement
  228. Jeremie Fosse, President, eco-union, Spain
  229. Iñigo Capellán-Pérez, researcher at the University of Valladolid, Spain
  230. Dr Leho Tedersoo, Research Professor, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia
  231. Dr Mart Külvik, Professor in Biodiversity and Environmental Planning, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
  232. Dr Mihkel Kangur, Senior Researcher of Paleoecology, Tallinn University, President of Estonian Geographical Society, Estonia
  233. Dr Aleksander Pulver, Lecturer, School of Natural Sciences and Health, Tallinn University, Estonia
  234. Prof. John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Maynooth University, Ireland
  235. Dr Triin Vihalemm, Professor Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia
  236. Dr Irmak Ertör, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), Spain
  237. Dr Kalev Sepp, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  238. Dr Branko Ančić, sociologist, Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia
  239. Michael Ewing Co-ordinator of the Irish Environmental Pillar on behalf of the Irish Environmental Pillar, Ireland
  240. Professor Dr John R Porter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  241. Mark Cumming Head of Comhlámh, Ireland
  242. Justin Byrne Chair of An Claíomh Glas, Ireland

4 Comments

  1. Congratulations for this clear and super good initiative. Finally we have a road-map for the future. I’ll reply this road-map in my blog in La Vanguardia, a relevant newspaper in Barcelona.

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