THEMATIC FORUM - Why We Need a New Eco-Social Contract

Isabell Kempf, Katja Hujo, Rafael Ponte

Calls for new economic and social approaches to combine social and climate justice have become louder and more urgent in light of the current COVID-19 and climate crises. The need to address inequalities, exploitation of people, and lacking respect for the natural boundaries of our planet have led to new approaches such as just transition, wellbeing economics or a new eco-social contract. This article will show why a new eco-social contract needs to combine social and climate justice and what we can learn from an analysis and the comparison of the different visions regarding such a contract.

Keywords: eco-social contract, inequality, sustainable development goals, climate justice, social justice

Vol. 1/2022 - Thematic Forum 1.2


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