Klimabundmødets seminar om bæredygtig økonomi den 8. december 2009, præsenterede os for Windows of Hope. Her handlede økonomi om livskvalitet, lokale valutaer, social og etisk bankvirksomhed, frygten for penge, lokal samhandel, ejerformer og økonomiske tankesæt der fremmer bæredygtig udvikling.

Seminaret indgangsbøn handlede om bevidste fællesskaber

  • If we want to change the economy, we have to give power to our dreams, our communities and strengthen the relationships between all people, who want to create a sustainable future.
  • Sustainable economy is connected to our social life, to the relations between people and communities. We don’t have to wait for the politicians. We got to build more resilient communities ourselves.

Udvikling af bæredygtige økonomier er en stor udfordring. Der er ingen lette løsninger, men mange muligheder. Her finder du seminarets program, PowerPoints fra fem af dagens oplæg og ideoplægget ”økonomisk udforsknings- og samarbejdsproces” - mine tanker om, hvordan vi kan arbejde videre med udviklingen af bæredygtige økonomier.

Økonomisk samarbejde kan give adgang til de højere hængende frugter


Economy that leads to enjoyment of life within sustainable ecosystems.

Circulation economics presupposes communication between economics, natural sciences and humanities. Circulation economics is based upon an organic worldview, cooperation, circular value chains and value pluralism. The end in circulation economics is to establish an economy that leads to enjoyment of life within sustainable ecosystems.

by Ove Jakobsen, Professor at Centre for Ecological Economics and Ethics, Bodø Graduate School of Business, Norway

Powerpoint 1


A Pluralistic Perspective on Money

How can we build a bridge from the unsustainable to a sustainable economy? And what is the role of money? In a world of rising complexity, the singularity of money gets to its limitations. Monetary systems need further differentiation. A Carbon Currency, Regional and other Complementary Currencies are blueprints for a paradigm shift in economics.

by Ludwig Schuster, architect, researcher and project manager for sustainability, Berlin (Germany)

Powerpoint 2


Experience of the ecovillage movement

The lesson of ecovillages is that to break the gravitational pull of the globalised economy, we need to create what has been called ‘Economics of Solidarity’ that involves not only community currencies but also community ownership of assets, social enterprises and a transformation of values in terms of what constitutes wealth.

by Jonathan Dawson, Sustainability Educator, Board member of Global Ecovillage Network, living in Findhorn Ecovillage.

Powerpoint 3


Banks and their function in society - failed and sustainable models for banking

"We experienced the most servere financial turmoil since the 1930's depression. What are the backgrounds in the macroeconomic thinking? Why did the banks fall and how can we establish a more sound and societal oriented financial system? Can mainstream learn from social banks?"

By Lars Pehrson, managing director, Merkur Cooperative Bank, Denmark’s leading sustainable bank.

Powerpoint 4


Building local resilience in existing towns

Transition Towns have been established as a response to peak oil and climate change. How can they contribute to build new economies?

By Erik Lemcke, Roskilde University, Denmark.

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Powerpoint 5

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