New societal models as a response to global challenges? (Ringvorlesung)

Datum: Mi, 06.11.19
Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 18:00

Location
German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


06.11.2019 von 16:00-18:00 DIE Tulpenfeld 6

The first bonnallianceICB Lecture Series „Forty years after the “Imperative of Responsibility” Ethics of Technology Choice in Times of Eroding Planetary Boundaries“ takes place from April, 25 until December, 11 (8 lectures), organized by Dr. Andreas Stamm, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Counting on technological innovations can be seen as path-dependent in search for ways of mitigating environmental problems and meeting global challenges. The hypothesis is that even with a technology-driven modernization of the economies, an absolute decoupling of economic growth from the depletion of natural resources and sink capacities of eco-systems cannot be achieved. Other challenges cannot be addressed either, such as inequality and the decoupling of increasing material welfare from personal satisfaction and happiness. What is required are strategies aiming at steady-state economies or de-growth, related to changing consumption patterns, new values and life-styles.

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