Beyond Growth

Beyond Growth
15-17 May 2023
The European Parliament
60 rue Wiertz/ Wiertzstraat 60, Bruxelles/ Brussels , Belgique/ Belgium, B-1047
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The Club of Rome is an organising partner of the Beyond Growth 2023 Conference which brings together top-level EU decision-makers and experts from different backgrounds to provide feasible options for a society based on resilience, meaning, fairness and sustainability. The event will focus on the interlinkages between environmental, social and economic challenges, rather than considering them separately.

Open plenary- Limits to Growth: where do we stand and where do we go from here?

15 May, 09:00-10:30 CET  

Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome will participate in this session with Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament and Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commision, to address the main issues raised by the growth and planetary limits’ nexus that we need to address to shift our economic model.

Plenary 2- Changing the goal: from GDP growth to social prosperity

15 May, 17:00-18:30 CET

Kate Raworth, Senior Associate at Oxford University and member of the Club of Rome, will discuss the concept of prosperity beyond mere criticism of GDP growth. The purpose of this panel is to provide solutions for a European future-fit economy that couples environmental transition and social-being.

Plenary 5- Building a post-growth macroeconomic framework: aligning tools, rules and policies with EU political goals

17 May, 09:00-10:30 CET

Maja Göpel, Professor, co-initiator of the “Scientists for Future” network and member of the Club of Rome, will provide an overview on how macroeconomic policies could fit the EU political goals and the Green Deal with  a post-growth perspective on fostering green and social investments, fighting inequality and allowing redistribution.

Closing plenary- Pathways from here: roadmap for a Green and Social Deal

17 May, 16:30-18:30 CET

Tim Jackson, Professor at the University of Surrey and member of the Club of Rome, will provide concrete recommendations to shift the European economic model towards a new post-growth one, with the aim of flourishing instead of growth.

For more information on the conference including speakers, program and registration see the conference website

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