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Global Assessment for a New Economics (GANE)

A global partnership involving science, policy and practice for a just future for people and the planet

GANE brings together many diverse experts, decision-makers and citizens across the world to synthesise new economics knowledge from science and practice, to drive policy, business and social action.

Covid-19 has laid bare the cracks in today’s social and economic systems, from the strong relationships that exist between the destruction of nature and new infectious diseases to the severe inequality in terms of suffering the consequences of the pandemic. The pandemic also shows that the world can respond to global crisis with huge changes of assumptions, mindsets and habits.

Now is the moment to make sure those changes evolve into pathways that create a just future for people and the planet, addressing not just the coronavirus emergency but also the climate, nature and inequality crises.

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Global Assessment for a New Economics

Project overview

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Dr Jasper Kenter from the Department of Environment and Geography provides an overview of the project in this virtual YorkTalk.

The purpose of this project is to develop a credible, rigorous, high-profile economic response to the coronavirus, climate, nature and inequality emergencies, broadly supported and advanced by the new economics community. 

We will:

  • Rapidly bring together knowledge around new economics alternatives and develop a common vision through a large-scale, rapid, systematic review and deliberative assessment
  • Gather public opinion to inform action
  • Allying those seeking to advance new economics, by building a network of networks.

How we'll work

GANE is undertaking scoping and systematic reviews of academic, policy and practice knowledge and positions in terms of new economics first principles, problem analysis, solutions and strategic change pathways in the context of recovering from the pandemic. Contingent on funding, this first stage will be followed by online deliberation across diverse thematic groups led by topic coordinators who will share information across themes. Geographic, cultural and institutional diversity form an important dimension to these deliberations.

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We are seeking the participation of academic colleagues, researchers, policymakers and members of the public who have an interest in the work we do.

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