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Good jobs, economic equality, environmental sustainability, social cohesion...

Common Weal spent lockdown preparing a detailed plan for how we can achieve all of this.

Everything you need to know can be found below.
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What is Resilient Scotland about?

After the virus we must build a Resilient Scotland, one which is able not only to withstand the economic, environmental and social disruptions we will face in the future but which is capable of providing good lives for the people of Scotland every day. That's what the Resilient Scotland project is about. It's about creating a resilient society capable of dealing with change because it has high levels of equality, strong social cohesion and public trust, great provision of public infrastructure and services and high levels of participation from citizens.

It's about creating a resilient environment, managed so that human activity never prevents it from recovering and regenerating. It's about creating a resilient economy which is broad-based, productive, useful, reinvests profit for the future and creates good work but is not made vulnerable from unstable banking, insecure employment and high levels of personal and small business debt.

As we rebuild after lockdown things must change. We need to make our national priority sufficiency, security, wellbeing and opportunity – making sure that everyone has everything they need to live a good life now, has the confidence to believe that they will still be able to live a good life in the future and provides them the chance to create the kind of life they really want to lead. Underpinned by a new economic model called Resilience Economics, Common Weal envisages a Scotland whose economy is about growing, making, building, innovating, service and caring. It is about green reindustrialisation, becoming a productive nation again, and moving quickly to a Green New Deal to avert climate crisis. This creates the good jobs, the economic equality, the environmental sustainability and social cohesion which means we can deal with what is happening now – and be ready for what comes next.

Common Weal spent lockdown preparing a detailed plan for how we can achieve all of this. Everything you need to know can be found below.