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From Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism: 21st Century System Value Creation

This article is excerpted from a white paper of the same title published in December 2020 by r3.0 (Redesign for Resilience & Regeneration). The piece makes the case that the current form of capitalism is fatally flawed, as it focuses exclusively on the growth and concentration of a single capital – financial capital – and that the very survival of the human species depends on transitioning from the Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism, which focuses on dynamic balance between the capitals, respecting their carrying capacity thresholds.

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Europe’s 21st Century Insurance Plan for Recovery & Renewal

This is the first publication in a global series urging new economic thinking and application in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and in preparation for future climate, biodiversity, and health crises. The publication sets out a possible 21st Century insurance plan for Europe’s long-term economic recovery and renewal. The time is ripe to build on years of transformational change and systems logic, immediate policy changes spurred by the European Green Deal and growing citizen openness for a healthier, more sustainable and more resilient future post COVID-19.

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How can Australian agriculture and land management adapt to climate change in a way that promotes Indigenous leadership and sustainable development?

Australia is one of the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as reduced rainfall and increased bushfires. It is now at a crossroads with its agriculture and land management regimes, and needs to strategically adapt its policy approach to incorporate global sustainable development principles. Key ways forward will be much greater engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; a focus on regenerative and sustainable agriculture and land management; and greater prioritisation of social equity in national resource management.

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Using Constitutional Litigation to Address the Climate Crisis

In 2015, 21 American youth filed the internationally-renown case Juliana v. United States, claiming that affirmative acts of the federal government violate their constitutional rights and the rights of future generations. Juliana v. United States is science-based, seeking to halt state-created danger and other constitutional harms and to enforce legal rights to a climate system capable of sustaining life. The response of the Biden-Harris Administration and the Supreme Court to Juliana will signal to the world whether the US federal government is serious about grounding long-term solutions to the climate crisis in our Constitution.

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A Review of Replacing GDP by 2030: Towards a Common Language for the Well-being and Sustainability Community by Rutger Hoekstra

As we look towards rebuilding the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, a coherent strategy for reinvention of the macro-economic system towards more equitable well-being and environmental sustainability is especially potent. Rutger Hoekstra offers a rallying and urgent strategy towards those ends in his book, Replacing GDP by 2030: Towards a Common Language for the Well-being and Sustainability Community.

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Get Smart™: leveraging student social entrepreneurship and university-community engagement through co-curricular programs to facilitate COVID-19 awareness in rural western Kansas and global online student populations

In March 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of the Honors College and the Center for Entrepreneurship in the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University identified a potential solution to the double problem of the interruption of student engagement activities and the need for increased COVID awareness. They worked with their students to develop a social entrepreneurship initiative called “Get Smart About COVID-19” ™ that linked students with each other, with campus and community partners, and with local businesses to explore COVID science and mitigation through online workshops. These workshops continue to grow and develop as more partners come online.

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The answer is not Eco-Socialism … It is Eco-Anarchism

Part 1 of this discussion dealt with differences between Socialist and Anarchist perspectives on the global situation and on implications for the form a sustainable and just society must take. Part 2 explains how an understanding of our situation and the social form required to resolve it leads to implications for revolutionary strategy which also contradict those within traditional Socialist theory and practice.