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BEYOND THE LIMIT READ NOW

50 years after the report “Limits to Growth”: We know we are destroying our planet – why is it so difficult to act? Fellows, practitioners, artists try to find answers. Join us on our quest.

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Capitalism is the Main Problem

Kim Stanley Robinson on climate change and speculative fiction

  • In his novel “The Ministry for the Future”, Robinson creates a concrete and constructive story about the climate crisis
  • He addresses questions of violence, organizing, geo-engineering and alternative currencies
  • The book is an example of an eco-scenario that combines a starkly realistic take with a hopeful vision
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At THE NEW INSTITUTE, we build on academic rigour and real impact. Our fellowship programmes address the most urgent questions of our time at the intersection of ecology, economy, democracy and the human condition.

  • The Foundations of Value and Values

    What is a sustainable value system for the 21st century?

    The programme “The Foundations of Value and Values” is motivated by a recognition that there are differing versions of how society and the economy function – and encourages a thorough thinking through of these various approaches to their logical conclusions.

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  • The Future of Democracy

    Which governance structures and forms of decision making enable systemic change for a sustainable future?

    The programme “The Future of Democracy” explores how to make democratic decision-making processes and the respective institutions fit for the future – more responsive to contexts, more equitable, and more sustainable.

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  • Socio-Economic Transformation

    What is an economy that serves social well-being within planetary boundaries?

    The programme “Socio-Economic Transformation” aims to find alternative ways to measure progress and develop rules of digital governance directed towards public interest and the common good.

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  • The New Hanse

    How can cities use data to become more democratic and sustainable?

    The programme “The New Hanse” investigates the relationship between urban digital infrastructures, data justice, and sustainability, supporting the city of Hamburg’s transformation towards climate neutrality with tangible data-driven pilot projects.

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  • Voices from the Past – Lessons for the Future

    How do social movements lead to systemic change, when and why? What can we learn from past protest movements to help us build a better future from the present?

    The programme “Voices from the Past – Lessons for the Future” is analyzing key-moments in Europe and beyond, treating change as a generational practice as well as an exercise in memory.

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FELLOWS

BEYOND THE WAR SERIES READ NOW

We look at the war in Ukraine – intimately through art and testimonies, and in a wider context through the expertise of our fellows, and joined by other voices we find valuable. If we want to understand what is happening, we need to look beyond.

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Perpetual Peace

Alevtina Kakhidze on the Art of Surviving

BEYOND THE WAR

THE NEED TO COOPERATE READ NOW

THE NEW INSTITUTE pursues meaningful change at a government level – this series presents concrete visions for concrete policies in the areas of food, agricultural and climate change, social and economic prosperity and an empowering digital governance.

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The Case for Collective Action

Our Think7 Policy Briefs

  • How can we overcome mistrust and achieve global cooperation?
  • What is the role of the G7 and the G20 in creating a more just and stable world order?
  • What can we expect from the German G7 presidency?

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