Pluralistic Lecture Series: Ecological Limits to Growth (Lecture 7) + Panel Discussion with Claudia Kemfert

Lecture Series: Ecological Limits to Growth

So far, we have reflected on past and present theories of economics. All MÖVEs were thrilled to welcome so many people to our lecture series. In case you haven’t made it so far, don’t worry, because our next block starts NOW!

The third chapter „Economics for Future“ will shed light on economic transformation dynamics. Therefore we invited highly impressive speakers, starting with Prof. Dr. David Abson, an ecological economist at Leuphana. His lecture will briefly discuss historic understandings of the limits to – or undesirability of – infinite economic growth on a finite planet (from John Stuart Mill to Marx). Then, taking a largely ecological economics perspective, we will discuss the metabolism of the economy, the economy as a subsystem of the environment, biophysical limits to growth, and sustainable economic scales. Having established the problems of economic growth, we will explore why we continue to “shovel fuel into the runaway train” and touch on some key alternatives to our current growth paradigm.

We are looking forward to seeing you! 🙂

When? Thursday, 3. June at 18:15 

Where? Zoom via  oder via ID: 874 1049 8275 (pw: 624074)

Literature: We have linked you an introductory paper from Herman Daly as well as an essay from Kenneth Boulding. It’s also worthwhile to take a look at the classic „Limits to Growth“

Panel Discussion with Claudia Kemfert

Next week it’s going to get wild as we catch up with the promised panel discussion with Claudia Kemfert, policy advisor and Scientist for Future. Three weeks ago, she introduced us to her exciting research on energy economics and will be facing our questions on climate politics on Wednesday at 6:15 pm. You can collect them here:

When? Wednesday, 2. June from 6:15 to 6:45 pm

Where? Zoom via  or via ID: 874 1049 8275 (pw: 624074)