The Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC in association with the UCC Student Co-operative Society presents a webinar on cooperation for a transition to a green economy
As we witness the impacts of extreme weather events and human induced climate change, many wonder what kind of economic and social changes are needed to ensure we can live peacefully with nature. Cooperatives, many of whom have the potential to go beyond traditional extractivist business practices, can be meaningful contributors to a green transition. But what sort of examples already exist, and how do they do it? Thanks to a recent #coops4dev report, we will hear about specific examples from around the globe on the role of cooperatives in solving environmental challenges, what makes the enterprise model well suited to the task, and further discuss the role of cooperatives as actors in a green transition. The report, launched in September 2021, was produced under the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) between the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the European Commission, which aims to raise the profile of cooperatives in international development.
Jeffrey Moxom is a Research Coordinator at the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), a non-governmental organisation that unites, represents and serves cooperatives worldwide. Having joined the ICA in 2018, he has coordinated a number of research initiatives on international cooperative development, including cooperative statistics, cooperative law and sustainable development. He studied Politics at the University of Leicester (UK) and Environment, Development and Policy at the University of Sussex (UK).
|Date||Monday, 21st of February 2022|
|Location||Join here via Microsoft Teams|