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Towards a new ecological and social contract: lessons from the past

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+2


Democracies around the world are facing multiple crises. Social and political tensions over inequalities, cultural wars and the very fabric of democracy are growing, and attempts to tackle environmental challenges seem only to be fuelling the flames. Hot or Cool and IDDRI believe that our current social contract is key to understanding these problems–partly because it is not being fulfilled, and partly because it is not consistent with the transition to sustainable societies that we need for the 21st century. The transformation of lifestyles and economies needed to achieve such societies cannot be simply imposed on the public: it must be negotiated as part of a new social contract.

In this webinar, Hot or Cool and IDDRI will be presenting the results of our first report as part of a joint project funded by ECF on the social contract, entitled: How did we get here? A short history of the 19th and 20th centuries social contracts in France and in the UK.

We will be discussing the implications of the report for work on a new social contract, and how a new social contract can help us advance towards a sustainable society.

Register now!

Read the report.

Special Guests
Jo Swinson (Partners for the New Economy and former leader of the UK Liberal Democrat party)
Professor Julia Steinberger (University of Lausanne)
Professor Philippe Pochet (Université catholique de Louvain and former General Director of the European Trade Union Institute)
Claire Bulger (European Climate Foundation)
Oliver Greenfield (Green Economy Coalition)
Magalí Brosio (ZOE – Institute for future-fit economies).


June 27
10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+2
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