A panel at the 2015 Eurodad-IBIS International Conference
The themes of this year’s conference will be alternative policies for a sustainable world, better ways of financing global development and strengthening global economic regulation and governance.
In a world of extreme inequality, widespread poverty, and environmental fragility, the need for alternatives has never been greater. The global economic crisis proved the fragility of both the economic system and the model underpinning it. Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals are unlikely to be achieved without significant changes to this global economic model and ideas and institutions that sustain it. Elections around the world are proving that there is widespread discontent across the political spectrum, and a willingness to consider radical alternatives.
2015 Eurodad-IBIS International Conference
This conference is a chance to link together the campaigns of civil society organisations and others working on global economic justice and set out alternative proposals for:
- Finance: Alternatives to austerity. Better financing to protect global public goods, reduce inequality, eliminate poverty and save the planet.
- Economic regulation: Alternatives to neoliberalism. Better ways of regulating the economy to make sure the public interest is at the centre and sustainable development is achieved.
- Governance: Alternatives to the old global order. Improving the governance of the global economy to increase democracy, and promote sustainable development outcomes.
The event will bring together leading civil society thinkers from around the globe working on issues including debt, tax justice, aid, private finance, the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and global monetary reform.