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In this webinar, philosopher Roman Krznaric presents his newest book, The Good Ancestor. The book presents a solid answer to a crucial question in the just transition narrative: How can we learn to think and plan in the long term, in order to leave a liveable planet to our (grand)children?
About the event
The only way to move from an extractive economy to a regenerative one, is through a just transition. This means making sure that we leave nobody behind. This also means embracing solidarity with future generations. Just Transition is about shifting our perspective from short-termism to considering the planet we leave to our descendants. In his latest book The Good Ancestor, philosopher Roman Krznaric develops this core point magnificently. He dives into history and the human mind to show that we can think and plan in the long-term. How will the grandchildren of our grandchildren remember us?
Fortunately, more and more time rebels – the people who are fighting for intergenerational justice – are putting this holistic plea on the agenda. Drawing on radical innovations from around the world, Krznaric celebrates those who are reinventing democracy, culture and economics so that we all have the chance to become good ancestors and create a better tomorrow.
After the presentation, the author will be joined by Philsan Osman, student, aspiring writer and community builder for a discussion on past, present and future interdependence and solidarity.
JUST TRANSITION as transnational project aims to tackle the challenge of transforming from an extractive to a regenerative economy in a just and equitable way to find the necessary support among the population. It seeks to show that the green family, including Green European Foundation in its specific role, is a leading actor in the development of futureproof politics and policies, developed in a sensitive way that keeps in mind local specificities.
Roman Krznaric, philosopher and author of The Good Ancestor
- 20:00 – 20:40 Book presentation
- 20:40 – 21:00 Discussion
- 21:00 – 21:30 Q&A
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This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos Think Tank and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this webinar.