Exploring Barriers to Justice and Sustainability in Economic Systems
We are at a critical juncture as we face a growing number of global challenges that we can remedy if we act boldly and in unity. Many of those challenges, including climate change and inequality, have economic root causes. On this basis, the questions at the heart of this piece are the following:
- Which challenges is the world facing?
- What are the root causes of those challenges?
- What could be some remedies for addressing the root causes (including concepts such as circular economy, doughnut economics, green deals, and indicators of success that go beyond GDP)?; and
- What opportunities does the pandemic and its aftermath offer for making the economic systems more just, sustainable, and resilient?