Transitioning from Global to Local Economies in the 21st Century

with Helena Norberg-Hodge

This webinar took place on March 20th of 2019



With a particular focus on food and farming, Helena will be looking at the insane waste and energy consumption in the global economy, and the systemic benefits of building more diversified, self-reliant economies. She will also be discussing the psychological and spiritual benefits of more localised economies, which reweave our connections to one another and to the living world.



Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena is a pioneer of the local economy movement. Through writing and public lectures, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for four decades. She is a widely respected analyst of the impact of the global economy and international development on local communities, local economies, and personal identity, and is a leading proponent of ‘localisation’, or decentralisation, as a means of countering those impacts. For this work she was awarded the prestigious Goi Peace prize in 2012 and Arthur Morgan award in 2017.

Since 1975, she has worked with the people of Ladakh, or “Little Tibet”, to find ways of enabling their culture to meet the modern world without sacrificing social and ecological values.  For these efforts she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.

Helena is the founder/director of Local Futures and The International Alliance for Localization (IAL).  She is also a founding member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network.