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Limits to Growth – Can the Anthropocene become sustainable?

Juni 2 @ 18:00 - 19:30

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is a German environmental scientist and former Co-President of the Club of Rome. From 1998 to 2005, he was a member of the German Bundestag. He was the founding Director of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.

This event is organized under the umbrella of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research within the program line “Sustainability – Looking Beyond 2030” in cooperation with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS), and the Center for Development Research (ZEF).

The event opens the lecture series „50 years „The Limits to Growth“ – Prospects in 1972 and 2022″ on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “The Limits to Growth” report to the Club of Rome (1972) organized by the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research with its partner institution the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). The lectures take on central issues of the report, such as agriculture, natural resources, energy, technological innovations and the science of foresight.

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Lecture on „The Limits to Growth – Can the Anthropocene become sustainable?“ 

Until 1972, environmental protection was essentially local; “The Limits to Growth” was the breakthrough to global environmental policy.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, German environmental scientist and Co-President of the Club of Rome between 2012 and 2018, speaks about the genesis of and controversies surrounding the report for the Club of Rome “The Limits to Growth”.

You are invited to a hybrid lecture on

“The Limits to Growth – Can the Anthropocene become sustainable?”

by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

on June 2, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), and

Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim, Director of the Department of Economic and Technological Change of the Center for Development Research (ZEF)

will take up key messages of the lecture and start the open debate as discussants.

Organizational details and registration for the hybrid event:

The on-site event will take place at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn, Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn.
Participation in the on-site event is by invitation, as very few places are available.

The online event will take place on zoom. Please register for the online event before May 30, 2022.

Click here to register.

If you have questions concerning the event, please contact Sandra Gilgan (s.gilgan@uni-bonn.de);
if you have difficulties with the registration, please contact please contact Ina Klemke socioeconomic@die-gdi.de).

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