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Getting from the Unsustainable Here to the Sustainable There: Mechanisms of Transition to a Post-Growth Future
Unsustainable economic growth has put the planet at peril. Unlimited extraction of resources and consumption of goods, disproportionately by the Global North, has led to global warming, widespread pollution, and the accelerated extinction of species. A reduction of carbon emissions is necessary but not sufficient to address this peril. A much more serious rethink of the global economic and energy systems is necessary.

But what would this transition look like? What kind of radically different energy, economic, climate, and development policies can bring the planet back from the brink?

Our four distinguished panelists will provide a snapshot of this ongoing rethinking of the way humanity organizes its economic activities to move in the direction of greater sustainability and equity.

* Vedran Horvat is the head of the Institute for Political Ecology in Zagreb, Croatia,
* Susan Krumdieck is professor and chair in Energy Transition at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland,
* Simon Michaux is an associate professor of geometallurgy at the Geological Survey of Finland, and
* Renata Nitta is a campaign strategist for Greenpeace International based in Brazil.

Dec 12, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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