The West Cork Doughnut Economy Network launched on Thursday 24th February 2022. The recording of the launch is available to watch here: https://youtu.be/iEXpyoWS5CY
The Network took form in April 2020. It was inspired by the book, "Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist" by Kate Raworth, a UK economist who is proposing an alternative economic model.
As a regional network, we are focused on connecting people and groups across West Cork, who are (or want to be) involved in pro-active change toward a healthier environment, thriving local communities, and economies that serve those communities. Among others, through the distribution of information and tools, conversations, and shared learning with each other in order to find common ground when it comes to "the shape" of far-reaching changes.
After all, following the pandemic there is still the climate crisis…
The biodiversity crisis…
Plus, growing inequality and an economy that has as its main goal, "eternal economic growth" to benefit the financial markets.
Yet, there is also good news: it appears that more and more people are waking up to this reality.
Individuals and groups are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and help restore the damage to nature.
Some of these actions are already having a ripple effect.
However, in the face of overwhelming odds, we need to do more, and do it faster. Above all we need to WORK TOGETHER.
Interaction through all sorts of collaborations will enable a faster circulation of ideas and blueprints that can help turn our world around and recast it as a place where people and nature can thrive.
- 01 Mar 2022