Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/222291
Authors: 
Loske, Reinhard
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Serie No. 62
Abstract: 
This paper reflects on the links between the current COVID-19-crisis and the climate and biodiversity crises. It argues that the present pandemic and nonsustainable development on a global scale have similar roots: from ignoring natural boundaries to denying scientific facts, from over-globalisation to a one-sided economic understanding of public services, from a systematic undervaluation of caring activities to consumerism and growth-fetishism. As result our societies became less resilient and more vulnerable over the last decades. Various policy proposals to overcome these undesirable developments are presented in the paper, including selective de-globalisation, regionalization, circular economy, global fairness, the strengthening of public goods and a strategy of democracydriven "glocalisation".
Subjects: 
COVID-19-crisis
climate and biodiversity crises
common roots
re-embedding the economy in nature and society
global fairness
"glocalisation"
JEL: 
B52
B59
D62
F02
F41
F55
F60
G38
Q01
Q57
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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