Clean Air, Clean FuturePosition Papers
Our Life (Uwem Nnyin)
Coalition for Sociology-Ecological Transformation (CoSET) in Nigeria
Our relationship with nature reflects our social relations as a society. These relationships are molded by asymmetric power relations, rabid production systems and technological approaches that are often limiting of life. Socio-ecological transformation demands a reflection on what constitutes wellbeing beyond and above normative economic indices and measures. Econometric indices such as GDP often ignore contributions by the majority of human persons but rather focus on production and consumption modes driven by growth factors that are often mechanical and harmful to the environment, human health, communities and workers’ rights.