Regenerative Economics

The world’s current predominant economic system rewards the maximization of the firm, the individual, or the state, rather than the health of the whole. This has led to a vast increase in wealth but also the degeneration of the earth’s biodiversity and a dramatic increase in inequality.

If we are to recover socially and ecologically, we need an economic system that rewards regeneration and dis-incentivizes destructive behaviors. Regenerative economics applies nature’s laws and patterns of systemic health, self-organization, and self-renewal to socio-economic systems, promoting equitable development and shared well-being while enhancing the capacity of ecosystems to thrive.

Planetary Health Library : Regenerative Economics

NameAuthorDateType
THINK A NEW THOUGHT Videos
Ecological Economics: A Short Description Richard B. Norgaard Publications
Complex systems: Ecology for bankers Robert M. May, Simon A. Levin & George Sugihara February 21, 2008 Publications
Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut George Monbiot April 12, 2017 Infographics, Blog Post
Exploring Doughnut Economics Kate Raworth Websites
Capital Institute Websites
The Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy Websites
United Nations Climate Change / Momentum for Change Websites
Laudato Si Challenge Websites
How A Regenerative Revolution Could Reverse Climate Change Lorin Fries 10/21/2018 Interviews
Research from the Veris Team Reports
One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life Jeremy Burke August 7, 2018 Blog Post
One-planet prosperity: The business case for addressing 'earth overshoot' Mathis Wackernagel, Xavier Houot, Terry A'Hearn July 31, 2018 Blog Post
Burning Economic Issues Behind America's Wildfire Problem Andrew C. Revkin August 1, 2016 Blog Post
With Imposed Transparency and Concerned Millenials, a Boom in Corporate Responsibility? Andrew C. Revkin January 25, 2016 Blog Post
The Changing World: Vincent Stanley of Patagonia Vincent Stanley October 27, 2014 Videos