• Reframing Relationships Between Humans and the Earth: An Ecosystem Approach

    Author(s):
    André Francisco Pilon (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Education, Culture, Politics and government, Economics
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    2019 Scenarios Forum, Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
    Meeting Org.:
    University of Denver
    Meeting Loc.:
    Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
    Meeting Date:
    March 11 through 13, 2019
    Tag(s):
    Politics, Environment
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/b232-tg41
    Abstract:
    In view of the overwhelming pressures on the global environment and the need to disrupt the systems that drive them, an ecosystemic theoretical and practical framework is posited for the evaluation and planning of public policies, research and teaching programmes, encompassing four dimensions of being-in-the-world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they combine, as donors and recipients, to induce the events (deficits/assets), cope with consequences (desired/undesired) and contribute for change (potential outputs). The focus is not on the “bubbles” of the surface (consequences, fragmented issues), but on the configurations deep inside the boiling pot where the problems emerge. The paradigms of development, growth, power, wealth, work and freedom, embedded at institutional and cultural level are considered, in view of environmental problems, quality of life and the state of the world.
    Notes:
    The presentation is very enriching for discussions, commitments, analysis and synthesis, for the debate, coordination and appraisal of the different tasks regarding the many problems of difficult settlement in the world, in view of the right tools, the right intentions, and the right habits, that enhance communication in terms of how people can learn from each other in the socio-cultural learning niches, empowering participants for problem-solving and qualitative constructs to trigger change.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    All-Rights-Granted
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