Nov 22, 2020
Before the coronavirus pandemic, we already knew social transformation was necessary. Now we know it’s possible. Political and economic policies that were previously fringe are now front and center in national and international conversations. In the last months, we’ve witnessed people taking to the streets to protest authoritarian governments, racial injustice, unequal health care, and climate change. We’re witnessing an outbreak of politics that cannot be contained. These “silver linings” are situated within a context of growing inequality, war, authoritarianism, violence, poverty, hunger, and the potential to undermine the Earth’s support systems through the loss of biodiversity, clean water, and a stable climate.
For decades, Vandana Shiva and Bill McKibben have used their moral imaginations to envision a better world, articulate a global agenda for sustainable societies, advocate for policy advancements, and support social movements. Join Shiva and McKibben to imagine the future from the perspective of people and the planet, including a look at what Green New Deal & Just Recovery programs could help seed around the world in terms of livelihoods, human rights, and the environment.
Bill McKibben (2014 Laureate)
Vandana Shiva (1993 Laureate)