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► A question of SCALE (Supply Chains and Local Economies)

“Imagining a cooperative, community-led approach to regional resilience”

Rural topic(s): Local food Chains, Rural entrepreneurship and diversification of activities

Type: report/synthesis

Date of publication: December 1, 2020

Organization(s): Cultivate


From Cultivate website:

« The paper introduces and explores the potential of the Social and Solidarity economy, Doughnut Economics, Just Transition, The Commons, Community Wealth Building, Federated co-ops new co-operative approaches.

Cultivate produced this framing paper with Green Foundation Ireland and the Green European Foundation. It is part of the Climate Emergency Economy transnational project, which includes Green House Think Tank, UK and GroenLinks, Netherlands.

The process began by bringing together some new, and old ideas for shortening supply chains and strengthening local economies into a position paper, which was distributed to 50 researchers and cooperative advocates. We then invited them to a webinar in September 2020 to discuss and build on the ideas. 10 illustrations as well as the findings from the webinar were then synthesised into the final framing paper. »



Link: https://gef.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/A-Question-of-SCALE-Final.pdf

Scale of intervention : Regional

Keywords: social and solidarity economy, locally-based economy, Commons, climate change

Places: Ireland, Europe

Actors: researcher/academic, NGO, cooperative