may, 20

15may12:30Economics of happiness: El futuro es localInterview with HeHelena Norberg-Hodge by Jesús Iglesias Saugar


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After more than forty years of committed activism all around the world, a path Helena Norberg-Hodge first embarked on after seeing the detrimental impacts of economic globalisation on the remote mountain region of Ladakh, Helena Norberg Hodge published in 2019 a new book entitled ‘Local is our Future – Steps to an Economics of Happiness’. This book summarizes the iniciatives around the world to claw back control over their own economies, and in doing so are rebuilding connections to one another, while repairing fractured communities and damaged environments. At the forefront of this inspirational movement is the creation of local food systems. But there are other clear trends in the same direction – in finance, education, renewable energy, governance, and much more.


The book El futuro es local is launched this summer in Spanish, translated by Jesús Iglesias Saugar, who also writes an introduction about localization experiences in the different regions of Spain.

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Helena Norberg-Hodge, Founder and Director

Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of Local Futures. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social, and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is the producer and co-director of the award-winning documentaryThe Economics of Happiness. She has authored several books, including the inspirational classicAncient Futures: Learning from LadakhandLocal is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness(described by author David Korten as “a must-read book for our time”).


Jesus Iglesias Saugar

Facilitates social innovation for climate action processes at Social Climate and the Climate Journey. He has taken part in the last five UN Climate Change conferences, and is a regular contributor to major Spanish journals like and El País. Jesus has translated Helena’s latest book “Local is Our Future” into Spanish (“El Futuro es Local”), writing a preface also to set the local context.


(Friday) 12:30 CET


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