Biosphere politics

Ashish Ghadiali Joan Pedro-Carañana Pavlos Georgiadis Vanessa Kisuule
17 July 2017


Red group: results of first iteration

We talked about:


Survival urgency


Rights of nature and the planet


The political strategy of overcoming corporate/political leaders


Different actors who are key to production/distribution/consumption need to be involved


Start with the basic rhetorical concept of going forward


Frames must leave room for positive actions/results


Reclaiming the relationship between nature and pleasure


We have the narrative dimension, the political dimension, the economic dimension and the educational dimension


Education is key to realizing this


Red group: results of second iteration

We have good ideas on the table.


We need to communicate them.


It will be important tomorrow to focus on best practices.


We need to also address the emotions and give people hope and optimism.


We need to tell them they are not alone and that there are good things that are happening around them.


Our job is to connect them.

Red group: results of third iteration and final statement

We need to have a massive and concurrent response from different actors, to stop environmental degradation, natural resource appropriation and land rights violation.


The development of commons-based systems of collective ownership and management of resources needs to be considered when constructing political, social and market narratives, which should be based on the notions of transparency and social justice.


All economic flows should respect the balance within our societies as part of the biosphere.


We need to get politicians involved through transparency and fighting corruption.

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