Toward a Vegetal Economic Paradigm
2 December 2022 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Imagining, first, and then implementing an effective shift toward a new, green, and sustainable economic paradigm that safeguards the commons is required if humanity wants to survive and prosper. This commentary proposes a mission statement for a new transdisciplinary and long-run research endeavor to redefine homo economicus by letting him wear a new mask (the Latin meaning of persona). It also introduces a provocative definition of “Vegetable Economics,” a new economic paradigm that takes inspiration from plants to design economic institutions.
(see the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-022-01307-0
Join us as we discuss from across various disciplines the environmental and social challenges of the Anthropocene and ways to pursue just and sustainable pathways.