Funding for the Future:
New Ways to Value Life on Our Planet

The Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, California

Funding for the Future: New Ways to Value Life on our Planet

Introducing a Bold New Monetary Policy and Economic Paradigm that Together can Create a Living Systems Economy Worldwide


Delton Chen apologises for an accidental mistake in the interview, and he meant to refer to the following two optimisation methods:

(Method 1) cost-benefit analysis can be used to implement carbon pricing in a way that maximises wealth in monetary terms. This is a socially-framed method of policy development and economic optimisation.

(Method 2) cost-effectiveness analysis can be used to implement carbon pricing to achieve a specific physical result. This is a physically-framed method of policy development and economic optimisation.

Christine Barrington

KSQD Community Radio
Broadcaster, transformational coach, and community facilitator.

Dr. Delton Chen

Global Carbon Reward
Civil engineer, geo-hydrologist, and thought leader in public policies that use new digital currencies. Originator of the “carbon currency”, as appears in the novel, “The Ministry for the Future”.

Della Duncan

Renegade Economist
Right livelihood coach, post-capitalist consultant, Senior Atlantic Fellow, host of the Upstream Podcast.


What can we do in Santa Cruz except say “Welcome!” when a visitor from Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel, The Ministry for the Future, turns out to be a real person!


Dr. Delton Chen, founder Global Carbon Reward (GCR), is a visiting geo-hydrologist from Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Chen’s GCR policy inspired Robinson’s game-changing “Carbon Coin” in the novel and is a bold new policy idea to inspire and incentivize effective action in support of a healthy biosphere. Meet Dr. Chen himself on November 2 to learn more, ask questions, and discover a way to fund the future by increasing environmental wealth rather than extracting it. To learn more in advance, check out this 40-minutes introduction by Dr. Chen on YouTube: Introduction to Global Carbon Reward (2020)

Della Duncan, Renegade Economist, Co-Founder of California Doughnut Economics Coalition (CalDEC) and a Public Banking Advocate from San Francisco (and a recent transplant to Boulder Creek) addresses additional theories of economic change designed for justice and climate solutions. Della invites you to “unlearn everything you thought you knew about economics” with her Podcast Upstream: Radical ideas and inspiring stories for a just transition. She will address ideas around De-growth and the questioning of “Green Capitalism” as applied to the Global Carbon Reward.

Experience Della in this excellent audio documentary produced by her team at The Upstream Podcast: “The Green Transition: The Problems with Green Capitalism, Part 1