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Yannick C. Beaudoin | The WEAll Can Journey: Re-imagining the purpose of an economy | 2021-08-25
August 25 @ 13:30 - 15:30
You are invited to a Canadian Association for the Club of Rome scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The WEAll Can Journey: Re-imagining the purpose of an economy
Speaker: Dr. Yannick C. Beaudoin
Time: Aug 25, 2021 13:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Yannick Beaudoin is Director of Innovation and for Ontario with the David Suzuki Foundation. Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of GRID-Arendal, a center collaborating with the United Nations, located in Norway. From circular economy to the SDGs, he has worked to enable placed-based sustainability approaches all over the world. He applies an art of change and participatory social processes to a variety of themes that include: adaptation to uncertain climate futures; embedding of local, traditional and indigenous knowledge in policy-, decision- and choice-making; promoting a transition to a sustainable relationship between society and Nature. Activities involve working with governments, local communities, industry, academia and other actors to design societal systems, processes and approaches that increase human well-being while preserving and enhancing Nature. Most recently, Yannick has been facilitating conversations with decision makers across Canada, highlighting various examples of beyond-GDP economics. Yannick holds a Phd in Marine Geology from the University of Toronto and a master’s in economics for Transition from Schumacher College/University of Plymouth in the UK.
Yannick will focus on ‘how we can tell the story of the current economic model in order to open co-creative pathways to help imagine a new purpose and paradigm’. He brings a ‘new economics for transition’ lens to enable the transformation of Canada towards social and ecological sustainability