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Environment & Energy

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Episode 3: Carbon tax & Social Dividends w/ Jeremiah Lowery & Camila Thorndike

Can tax and dividend strategy simultaneously combat inequality and climate change? read more
A delicious donut with pink frosting is used to depict the basics of Kate Raworth's 'Doughnut Economics' model.

Episode 2: Kate Raworth on ‘Doughnut Economics’

How can a doughnut help us understand what outdated economic narratives leave out, and help us build the economics we need for the 21st century? read more
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Ep. 1: Gar Alperovitz & Gus Speth on the Next System

NSP Co-Chairs discuss the current political context and the pathways toward transformation. read more

Climate Change

What are the challenges presented by global climate change? How does the Pluralist Commonwealth tackle ecological threats such as climate change? What are some promising on the ground developments that point toward an ecologically sustainable Pluralist Commonwealth? read more

Ecological Sustainability

Why is pluralism necessary to guarantee ecologically sustainable ends? What are the key strategies for environmental protection in the Pluralist Commonwealth? What are some promising on the ground developments that point toward an ecologically sustainable Pluralist Commonwealth? read more

Economic Growth

Why is growth a challenging problem? How Would the Pluralist Commonwealth Manage Growth? Where can we see on the ground efforts to tackle the growth question today? read more
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Climate action — at all scales — is more necessary than ever

The climate crisis demands that action be taken at the community, city, and state levels, but also that we not lose sight of the larger systemic transformations and interventions that will be necessary to avert catastrophe. read more
Marchers beneath a banner that reads "To Change Everything It Takes Everyone"

The Policy Weapon Climate Activists Need

As climate catastrophe looms, we need to solutions that can truly keep carbon in the ground. What would it take to buy out the fossil fuel companies behind the crisis and shut them down? read more
A New Cooperative Economy

A New Cooperative Economy

In this second place at-large entry in our Next System Project Essay Competition, Guy Dauncey confronts the foundational myths of our current economic system, and highlights where the foundations of a more equitable and sustainable system are being built today. read more