New Wohlstand

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Since 07/2023 43 Episoden

Marc Buckley

New Wohlstand

12.09.2023 82 min

Zusammenfassung & Show Notes

Marc Buckley is a global citizen, an ecological economist, and a regenerative futurist who is deeply involved in various projects aimed at addressing global challenges and human suffering. Born to a German mother and having lived all over the world, Buckley has a broad perspective on global issues. He believes in addressing every facet of a complex system to solve humanity's grand challenges, embracing complexity and system science.

Buckley studied ecological economics with Herman Dally at the University of Maryland and system science with Dr. Fritz of Capra. He works on seven major projects with the United Nations, including the Sustainable Development Goals for which he wrote the manifesto. He is also a founding member of Resilience Frontiers, a project aimed at creating resilient development goals.

In addition to his work with the UN, Buckley sits on five high-level working groups with the World Economic Forum and the EU taxonomy for the ESG commission. He is also a global food systems reformist and a prolific author, having written two books in the last six months alone. His books focus on disrupting old models and patterns and envisioning a world that works for everyone.

Buckley's drive comes from his desire to empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within the safe operating spaces of our planetary boundaries. He believes in taking care of oneself and living a life that feeds the soul. He practices discipline in his daily routine, focusing on reading, exercise, meditation, and maintaining a healthy diet.

Buckley's vision of a world that works for everyone is inspired by Buckminster Fuller's purpose for existing: "to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone." This vision guides Buckley's actions and decisions, and he believes that having a clear vision of the future makes the path to achieving it easier.

Buckley's understanding of "wohlstand" (a German term that combines aspects of wealth and wellbeing) is tied to Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the idea of creating local economies or ecosystems. He believes in taking control of one's wellbeing and not leaving it in the hands of external entities. His vision of "wohlstand" involves meeting the inalienable rights that cover wellbeing and creating a world that works for everyone.