Sabrina Chakori

Sabrina Chakori

[Published on The Ecosprinter – November 11, 2016]

Sustainable development has been the focus of all the contemporary climate negotiations. All the environmental agreements and media releases mention the words “sustainable development”, however the COP22, as many other socio-political arenas, are rooted on the definition of economic growth as the route to development. Article 10.5 of the Paris Agreement set out that “Accelerating, encouraging and enabling innovation is critical for an effective, long- term global response to climate change and promoting economic growth and sustainable development. (…)”.

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Measuring what matters: new index

Measuring what matters: new index

Starting from the fact that fulfilling lives cannot be achieved through industrial output alone, we need therefore to break the production-consumption cycle that affects the natural and social equilibrium. If on one side, as explained earlier, it is important to act on our daily life style and on a new definition of the role of humans in the next system, on the other side it urges to measure differently our economic success.

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Shifting the consumption culture

Shifting the consumption culture

Our culture became centered on consumptions of all types and this lifestyle is affecting our health and well-being. If our brain focuses on what we do not have, then we will be always unhappy. Furthermore, overconsumption impacts negatively our social relationships and the environment.

Through research and community events, I started to face the problem of the (over)consumption of our society because everyone can directly challenge this issue. Acting on consumption means that we need to rethink everyday human behaviour, from what we eat, to what we wear and how we spend our leisure time.

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Sabrina Chakori

Sabrina Chakori

[Published on New Economy Network Australia - May 26, 2017]

“It’s hard to talk about moving the world forward when so much energy is being expended just trying to keep it from sliding backward.” 

I’m 25 years old and I spent the last ten years of my life trying to fight against the environmental degradation. However, just in these last years, I realized that we are facing too much interlinked environmental and the social crises. Therefore, instead of adjusting one issue at the time, I understood that I needed to act at the root of all these problems changing our economic system.

Can we find better paths for our pursuit of well-being than the destructive model of growth-driven development? 

Altering the economic governance rules is challenging and it can lead to feel powerless due to the complexity of the current system. For this reason, in my journey, I decided to focus on two limited aspects. I spend my energy and time trying to change our consumptions patterns and highlighting the need of new index to measure our economic success.