Audrey Tcherkoff is founder and director of Institute of Positive Economy wants “unite, evaluate and support the actors who wish to work for a positive economy “. Audrey Tcherkoff directed the publication of a Manual for a positive exit from the crisis which has just been released by Fayard. A work whose work was coordinated by Elliot de Faramond.
Thomas Snégaroff: The least we can say is that we are experiencing a real crisis today?
Audrey Tcherkoff: Yes and that is why the message that I am trying to convey today is a message of hope. The health crisis has put a spotlight on the crisis of multilateralism, and then it tells us things about our flaws, economic, social, and the environmental crisis. This is why we must act with concrete solutions.
First of all, what do you call a “positive economy”?
The positive economy is one that leaves no one behind. It is an economy that promotes the interests of future generations. Bring back the priority of the long term in each of the decisions that we make.
Your book is a toolbox of solutions to get out of the crisis. But it is largely against the grain of what we think today. You propose the long term, where the short term is favored, you propose global governance, where States take back control, and you propose a reinforced power for the experts, where we see above all a demand for the resumption of power from the citizens…
One of the main reasons for publishing this book is to bring a new discourse. We gave the floor to citizens, businesses and scientists to formulate very concrete proposals for our governments.
You offer a “High Council for Resilience”, what is it?
A group of experts with representatives from each country who would be in charge of working throughout the year on the social, economic and environmental issues we are facing. Reports with action plans and prevention plans that would be made public.
And you also propose to put in relation domains which are a priori distant from each other
Yes, our project is to reinforce this concept of One Planet – One Health, because it is a heresy to treat the subjects of human health, animal health and environmental health without treating them as a whole. We must take the measure of our interdependence to avoid experiencing crises and worse than the current crisis.