Beyond growth: prosperity in a changing world

Beyond growth: prosperity in a changing world
6 December 2023 17:00 - 18:30 (GMT)
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Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve, Co-President of the Club of Rome will join the virtual panel discussion ‘Beyond Growth: Prosperity in a Changing World’ at the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Side Event.

Given that six out of nine planetary boundaries have now been transgressed, and with cascading tipping points approaching, the gravity and urgency of the planetary climate and biodiversity emergency is patently clear, widely understood, and increasingly acknowledged. Science is showing us that unless we rapidly and radically shift course, the world is heading for catastrophic climate change and possible ecological collapse. As we are now deep into the Anthropocene, it is now clear that human extractive and polluting activities exceed the regeneration rate of natural systems. This has reinforced the conclusion that we need a new economic paradigm as the current growth policies do not correlate with the needs of a global transition towards sustainability within the operating space that safeguards the biophysical processes that regulate the functioning, stability and resilience of the entire earth’s system.

The panel will address the linkage between the current economic model, the climate and ecological crisis and social injustice, and highlight why the current economic growth model fails to align with scientific evidence. It will also discuss the various proposed approaches to move beyond a growth economy and share insights into the methodologies and tools that will enable policymakers to fully integrate social, environmental, and economic objectives. Furthermore, it will explore the ways in which governments, individuals and businesses can make the necessary changes for a just transition within planetary boundaries.

Speakers will include Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve, Co-President of the Club of Rome, Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament and Co-President at (Greens/EFA) Belgium, Patrizia Heidegger, Deputy Secretary General, Director for EU Governance Sustainability and Global Policies, Yamina Saheb, Lead Author at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Timothée Parrique, Researcher at the School of Economics and Management Lund University, Sweden. The panel will be moderated by Ms Neda Salmanpour, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Peace and Prosperity Forum.

This event is free to join for all, but registration is required.

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