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Daniel Dahm - The intrinsic tie between economy and ecology - Colloqui di Martina Franca 2014


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Colloqui di Martina Franca 2014 "Quale Economia per quale Benessere" - Basic terms and principles of sustainability in its transdisciplinary dimensions.

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Daniel Dahm - The intrinsic tie between economy and ecology - Colloqui di Martina Franca 2014

  1. 1. “Quale Economia, per quale Benessere” 22/24 maggio 2014 J. Daniel Dahm The intrinsic tie between economy and ecology.  Basic terms and principles of sustainability in its transdisciplinary dimensions. 
  2. 2. 2 h"p://­‐158875774   Our ideas are changing the world....
  3. 3. 3 h"p://­‐158875774  
  4. 4. 4 Privates vs. Commons
  5. 5. 5 „I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to life“ Albert Schweitzer
  6. 6. 6 Commons #1 As Commons we understand first the entirety of all local, regional and global „natural resources“. Examples are the ecological diversity including the biological and genetical multiplicity, the fertility of the soils and vegetation, the plentifulness of flora and fauna of the oceans, rivers and lakes, the stability and resilience of the global climate and ecosystem, the raw materials and the water resources. They serve all (present and future) humans and the animate world as base of life and so they are common goods.
  7. 7. 7 Commons #2 Secondly the definition includes analogously also the cultural and social fundamentals of humankind in its varying local, regional and global shapes, the cultural and social diversity. That includes knowledge, information and education, tradition and values, health and participation, legal security and freedom. They are created by the mutually shared exchange of all (past, present and future) humans and they serve as base of culture, politics, society and economy for everyone, and so they are common goods.
  8. 8. 8 Humans co-create their living conditions
  9. 9. 9 h"p://­‐for-­‐Renewable-­‐Energy-­‐106344944  
  10. 10. 10 Global overshoot and externalisation: The creeping cancerous privatisation of the commons
  11. 11. 11 Global Overshoot: Crossing natural boundaries Material consumption and wasting resources destroying the global biocapacity
  12. 12. 12 Dr. J. Daniel Dahm | 20.August 2013
  13. 13. 13 Externalisation leads to exhaustion of the global biological capacity = Depletion of the ecological resilience, extermination of the diversity of life, loss of the given fertility, destruction of the commons.
  14. 14. 14 Ecological creditor and debtor countries Biocapacity & ecological footprint
  15. 15. 15 Biocapacity & ecological footprint Global ecological creditor and debtor countries
  16. 16. 16 All humans are equal, but some are more equal than others. (compare G. Orwell, 1945, Animal Farm)
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  18. 18. 18 Growth engine externalisation
  19. 19. 19 Economic demand exceeds the ecological offer
  20. 20. 20 Externalisation and economy Annual environmental cost and market risks
  21. 21. 21 Externalisation Originators
  22. 22. 22 Peak-Everything
  23. 23. 23 End of the pipe g.o. x p.e. = p.l.c. x p.c.
  24. 24. 24 End of the pipe global overshoot x peak everything = peak living conditions x peak consumerism
  25. 25. 25 Overshoot = Growth Machine externalisation = destruction of commons = opposite of sustainability = driver of economic growth
  26. 26. 26 h"p://­‐20610916  
  27. 27. 27 Externalisation = the opposite of sustainability
  28. 28. 28 ...lack of understanding
  29. 29. 29 Richness doesn´t make happy – neither in the West...
  30. 30. 30 ...nor worldwide.
  31. 31. 31 I don´t know this indian -> “How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? [...] All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life: he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself” See-at-la, or Seattle, Chief of the Duwamish, 1855, in a letter to the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.
  32. 32. 32 Banksy „Wet Dog“ Molto gracie - thank you very much ! Dr. J. Daniel Dahm