Introduction to Platform Co-Ops & the Green New Deal Panel at Who Owns the World? PCC Conference at the New School 2019
Trebor Scholz introducing guest speakers for the Platform Co-ops & the Green New Deal panel discussion. This panel is a part of Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019.
Trebor Scholz is the Founding Director of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy and Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School.
No issue is more pressing than the climate crisis! Digital technologies can either help ameliorate this crisis or they can worsen it. Can co-ops be an alternative to extractive capitalism that refuses to acknowledge the impending catastrophe? How do we democratize the digital economy in the time of the Green New Deal? In this session, you’ll learn about two groups: a platform that supports recyclers in Brazil and an e-car sharing cooperative in Spain.