AI, climate change and gender inequality: how can Universal Basic Income promote positive change?
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The event "AI, Climate change and gender inequality: how can Universal Basic Income promote positive change?" will highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunties to discuss how a universal basic income could be established and why it matters for women, in particular. Moderated by Dr. Nicole de Paula, founder- Women Leaders for Planetary Health, this coffee break invites Adrienne Goehler, who is a psychologist, curator, and senator for science, research, and culture. Over the last two years, Adrienne Goehler has been addressing these themes while working at the IASS-Potsdam. She has just launched a book in Germany Nachhaltigkeit braucht Entschleunigung braucht Grundein/auskommen ermöglicht Entschleunigung ermöglicht Nachhaltigkeit (Sustainability needs Deceleration needs Basic Income | Livelihood allows Deceleration allows Sustainability).In this book, she presents the results of her inquiries and embarks on a journey from research to politics to art. She invited people from the most diverse parts of society to contribute essays, interviews, stories, images, and artistic interventions concerning the relationship of sustainability, deceleration, and basic income. She brings insights from the financial world with suggestions contributed by experts in agriculture, development policy, climate change, and ecology. Artists address the most important questions of our time: What do we need for a good life and do we have enough of it for all of us? How will “work” look like in the future, and who will be employed? If we learn to think of unpaid and poorly paid social work as equally important as other kinds of work, will that lead to more gender equality? How do we identify meaningful tasks that would fulfill our lives? And last not least: Would implement an unconditional universal basic income as a basic human right be in tune with the seventeen goals of sustainability, as declared by the United Nations? The book offers insights into the possibilities and contradictions of our actions. It presents all the important aspects of contemporary debates concerning universal basic income. For her, we are living in transformative times, "it`s a wake-up call and we need to break out of frozen patterns of thinking and acting, strive for knowledge, and move around more freely."