On February 22, 2023 we held Session III of the Speaker Series ‘Social Policy Unpacked: Exploring pathways for fair green and digital transitions’, co-hosted by the ZOE Institute for Future-fit Economies and the European Commission (DG EMPL).
Engage with materials from the event below.
Human and planetary wellbeing are inextricably linked and must be pursued in tandem. This involves ensuring a social floor below which no one should fall, and an ecological ceiling that should not be breached. One social policy model for meeting these requirements for a fair green transition is Universal Basic Services (UBS), which our Speaker Anna Coote, Principal Fellow at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), advocates for in her recent publication ‘Universal Basic Services: Provisioning for our needs within a fair consumption space’.
Guiding questions included:
- how to define the the essential needs that constitute a good life
- how can these needs be translated into policy models
- how can Universal Basic Services underpin a fair green transition.