Open talks: What kind of society do we want? What kind of environment do we want?
24. May 10:00 - 13:00
What kind of environment do we want?
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory initiates a broad public discussion on what kind of society we want and how changes can be achieved in the context of a captured state, widespread clientelism, endangered political pluralism and minimal media freedoms.
The second session in a series of Open Talks raises question of concrete changes that need to be implemented to preserve and recover the environment.
What are the specific changes that need to be implemented in order to have a healthy environment tailored for citizens? How do experts from different parts of the ideological spectrum see systemic innovations that represent a way out of the current situation in Serbia?
Data from various sources show detrimental effects on the environment, and such actions are followed by non-transparent decision-making in this area, which opens space for its further degradation.
Starting point of the sessions is dilemma what kind of situation we would like to see in Serbia in 2030. What needs to be changed in the system, law, monitoring, practices, and how relevant institutions deal with this problem and its special aspects? Which steps we need to take to reach it and how to mobilize social actors in that direction? What is responsibility of experts for such mobilization?
Our goal is to move from theoretical assumptions to concretization of various sketches of the desired society, ways in which the environment can be protected, and to investigate whether there are minimal commonalities between them.
Jasminka Oliverić Young