1.4 Regenerative economies

Human beings, like all other organisms on Earth, must live in balance with nature to survive and thrive. Understanding how nature works can help us design our economies to regenerate social and ecological systems rather than degenerate them as they do now. This section outlines some essential patterns in nature and then discusses how we can design regenerative economies to be  circular, distributive, and caring.

A sustainable world already exists, we are now just beginning to open our eyes and realise that the answers to the questions we've been asking -- how do we live here sustainably? -- are all around us.

-- Janine Beynus, biomimicry expert

At the end of this Subtopic 1.4 Regenerative economies, you should be able to: