In a globalized world, the basket of needs is met from afar. But in current times, economic loss is becoming unavoidable due to the rising threats from Climate Lens. Including infrastructure damage due to calamities, the rising cost of transportation, and geographical shifts in various countries.
The aim is to throw light on conversations around central themes of economics from the lens of climate change. Alao degrowth in consumerism, aspirations, India’s scale view, and much more.
A masterclass on the Localization of the Economy from a Climate Lens is happening on October 28, 2022. From highlighting the intersection of climate change with various economic indicators. The speaker for the session would be Sameer Shisodia, CEO of Rainmatter Foundation.
The idea is to help reach a larger audience about some pertinent issues around climate change and its various intersectionality.
Since climate change poses a significant threat to the local economies, it is imperative to act upon it.
“The subsequent breaking of the Salt Act symbolized the idea of Swaraj and autonomy not just politically but economically. These ideas can create the foundation of a localized, self-reliant economy. Holds much promise as a possible response to the gravest threat that stares us in face: the climate crisis”
Further, on this theme, Sameer mentioned in his article How Gandhi’s ideas can lead us out of the Climate Lens at
“The prevalent economic reality around us is that the incentives have become so ingrained that we fail to take notice of the footprint we create. This footprint problem has become invisible because of several factors, and the local basket of needs ensures that the overall cluster economy stays negative in most cases.
The ability of a cluster to meet its fundamental needs while utilizing and expanding its ecological richness, skills, and knowledge is wise.”
The speaker also elaborates that
About Sameer Shisodia:
Sameer Shisodia heads the Rainmatter foundation developing projects and building funding and investment programs, among many other things.
Climate Asia (www.climateasia.org) is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the climate ecosystem in Asia through the capacity building of organizations focusing on human resources, organizational development, and thought leadership.
It aims to bridge the gap by working with direct and indirect climate actors and organizations across the spectrum in various sectors. Climate Asia will advocate for ambitious, inclusive action to address climate change leveraging talent as a lever for systems change.
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