|When: 18.05.2018, 6.00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Technische Universität Berlin, H 0105 (Audimax), Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
The Council for Sustainable Development of TU Berlin invites you to the lecture series “Prosperity without Growth“:
Economic growth is the over-arching policy objective of governments worldwide. Yet its long-term viability is increasingly questioned because of environmental impacts and impending and actual shortages of energy and material resources. Furthermore, rising incomes in rich countries bear little relation to gains in happiness and well-being. Growth has not eliminated poverty, brought full employment or protected the environment. New results from an updated simulation model of the Canadian economy suggest that it is possible to increase prosperity, reduce pressures on the environment, and maintain a viable financial system, without economic growth. It’s time to turn our attention away from pursuing growth and towards specific objectives more directly relating to our well-being and that of the planet.