Wednesday, June 19, 2019
14:45 to 16:00
Rise Of The Eco Village
How community-based design and supportive technologies are creating new models for equality and sustainability
Climate change action at all levels is critical for the achievement of sustainable development goals. Ecovillages around the world are serving as innovation centres for testing low-carbon, resource-efficient community design. But can ecovillages also serve as models for the development of effective institutions to cultivate inclusive, responsive and transparent decision-making in developing more regenerative, resilient societies? And are there aspects of ecovillage life which are scalable and replicable in other settings?
An international panel will discuss key aspects of ecovillage design from environmental and social considerations to the use of supportive technologies, with examples from Asia, Africa and Europe. Then panellists and participants will brainstorm together on key ways to amplify eco-village principles to reduce inequalities in addressing climate change.