• Mar 16, 2021 from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: Online
  • Latest Activity: Jan 11

Note: this webinar delayed until March, due to delaying the publication until peer review is complete.  

As private and public debt spirals, so some people think we can't afford to cut and drawdown carbon or adapt now to increasing impacts, while others think we need to pump up economic activity via more government debt to try and stabilise societies. However, these perspectives arise from a misunderstanding of the nature of money and credit. That is a misunderstanding so fundamental that unless it is revealed and changed, we will achieve neither sustained efforts at bold carbon reductions or transformative and deep adaptation. Indeed, we will not be able to 'degrow' an economy without massive societal disruptions unless there are changes to national monetary systems and the scaling of local complementary currencies. 

Why is the current monetary system so bad? What are the arguments against that critique and why are they lacking? Why has some of the degrowth movement sidelined calls for monetary reform? What kind of changes to national monetary systems are needed? What could a Monetary Rebellion be seeking on monetary policy? 

At least a week before the webinar, Prof Jem Bendell and Matthew Slater will be releasing a discussion paper on Monetary Adaptation to Climate Change. This Q&A is for anyone who reads the paper and wishes to engage in conversation with other interested persons. 

As soon as it is released, the link to the paper will be mailed to all those who indicated they are going or interested in this event. 

A video of previous commentary on the topic from Prof Bendell is here

Previously Bendell and Slater issued a discussion paper with DA colleague Dorian Cave, on the potential for local governments to issue currencies to help with immediate problems as well as increase resilience to forthcoming financial and monetary breakdowns. 

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  • This webinar is to present the paper we have written on the topic. We had hoped the review process would be complete by now but it is not and we prefer to give that some more time and therefore must delay the webinar again. Thank you for your patience (we are itching to get this out!) If you have time over the coming two months then we recommend the Money and Society MOOC which Matthew Slater and I authored in 2014. https://communityforge.net/en/mooc-review
    Information on its content and impact is here:
    https://communityforge.net/en/mooc-review
    If the paper is released before March, we will send it immediately to people who have registered as going to this event. 
    The new date is March 16th at 9am UTC.

    Money & Society MOOC review | CommunityForge.net
    • Thanks for keeping us updated Jem. I'll keep watching for when it goes live.

      Take care, Julian 

  • will this event be recorded? this is a very difficult hour for us in the USA.

    thank you.

    Dean Walker safecircle@gmail.com

  • The South East Climate Coaching Alliance group is going to join this before our normal Tuesday meeting. Looking forward to it. 

     

  • I am interested in the event and paper, however the time will be 1:00am in the morning PST in the US. Is this webinar being recorded and can we get a copy of the recording if so? I am looking forward to reading the paper.

     

  •  9AM  in UTC is 4:00 AM in New York, a littl eearly., but looking forward to the paper. 

     

     

  • Ditto- looking for the paper, thanks.

  • You say: "In October Prof Jem Bendell and Matthew Slater will be releasing a discussion paper on Monetary Adaptation to Climate Change. This Q&A is for anyone who reads the paper and wishes to engage in conversation with other interested persons." Sorry if I'm a bit behind the latest updates but did this get released and if so where might I find a copy? Thanks. Julian

    • Sorry Julian the date of the paper has been pushed back, by a month and the webinar too.

       

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