This event will introduce a perspective on development in Barbados that places greater emphasis on human well-being than on economic growth. This perspective is based on Doughnut Economics thinking which aims for “a safe and just space” for everyone in Barbados and indeed on the planet. It focusses on a tight coupling between economic development and the full spectrum of what human beings need to thrive; health, community, culture, nature, social justice and more.
In contrast, the current global economic model has resulted in extensive environmental degradation and widespread inequalities in wealth and power. ‘Business as usual’ is not an option for a finite planet and we must change if humankind is to thrive. Now, more than ever, as we seek to reframe and rebuild our lives post COVID, it is the right time to explore this new thinking and ways to achieve it in Barbados.
Date and time: , February 2nd, 2021; 10:00-11:30 am AST, on Zoom
Moderator: Dr Peggy Antrobus
The event will include Q and A, discussion periods and polls
Doughnut Economics TED video talk by Dr Kate Raworth
Sen. Crystal Drakes, Doctoral Student SALISES UWI, Co-Founder BlueGreen Initiative Inc., Barbados - Why Doughnut economics for Barbados?
Dr. Andrew Fanning, Data & Analysis Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab, Oxford, UK - Doughnut Economics Action Lab, turning a radical idea into transformative action.
Dr Eduard Müller, President and Rector, University for International Cooperation, Costa Rica. - Doughnut economics in Costa Rica.
Dr. Robin Mahon, Professor Emeritus, CERMES, University of the West Indies, Barbados - Taking Doughnut economics forward in Barbados.