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Une étude de cas | 2 Documents d’analyse/working papers/articles

Une étude de cas

  • Time Banks in the UK: Building Sustainable Communities

    The challenge to create sustainable communities is identified as a core priority in ‘Securing The Future’, the UK government’s strategy for sustainable development. Tackling social exclusion and building neighbourhood engagement are seen as principal elements of that objective, and there is an urgent need for tools and initiatives to achieve these aims. Community currencies are a grassroots innovation which claim to meet those goals. They are initiatives which develop and utilise an alternative medium of exchange, to enable people to trade goods and services without using cash.

    Gill Seyfang, septembre 2006

    University of East Anglia, UK

2 Documents d’analyse/working papers/articles

  • Personal Carbon Trading: Lessons from Complementary Currencies

    Efforts to mitigate climate change through managing carbon emissions are prompting new and imaginative policy proposals. One untested proposal to issue tradable carbon emission allowances (carbon currency) to all UK citizens, with the aim of limiting and reducing carbon emissions, is known as Personal Carbon Trading (PCT). The lack of empirical experience with PCT hinders its development, and so this paper makes a conceptual link with the field of complementary currencies (CCs) to explore similarities and derive lessons for success to aid the development and implementation of PCT.

    Gill Seyfang, avril 2007

    University of East Anglia, UK

  • Les banques de temps au Royaume Uni : construire des communautés viables

    Le défi consistant à créer des communautés viables («sustainable communities») est identifié comme étant une priorité centrale de « Securing the Future », la stratégie du gouvernement britannique pour le développement durable. Les éléments principaux de cet objectif étant la lutte contre l’exclusion sociale et la constitution d’un engagement de voisinage, il existe un besoin urgent d’outils et d’initiatives permettant de les réaliser. Les monnaies communautaires (« community currencies ») constituent une innovation populaire visant à atteindre ces objectifs. Il s’agit d’initiatives qui développent et utilisent un moyen alternatif d’échange, permettant aux personnes d’échanger des biens et des services sans l’utilisation de la monnaie manuelle.

    Gill Seyfang, September 2006

    University of East Anglia, UK