Futurelab Day

Earth4All – A Survival Guide for Humanity

Friedrich Hinterberger (AT), Jayati Ghosh (IN), Astrid Rössler (AT), Maria Langsenlehner (AT)

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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1
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Where are we now & how do we continue on a Local Level?

Seeking to operationalize systems change, the Earth4All project developed 5 pathways that steer humanity away from ecological and social catastrophe.

  1. Energy transformation
  2. Food system transformation
  3. Widespread adoption of new economic models in developing economies.
  4. Reduced inequality to at least achieve a goal of ensuring the wealthiest 10% of the global population have less than 40% of the global wealth.
  5. Empower women and invest in education for all.

Panelists will discuss the application of the 5 pathways at the local level in countries or regions. An economic transformation will be necessary and new economic paradigms need to be established – how can the transformation towards wellbeing economics be accelerated?

Chair:
Friedrich Hinterberger (AT)

Speakers:
Jayati Ghosh (IN)
Astrid Rössler (AT)
Maria Langsenlehner (DE)

Biography

Jayati Ghosh (IN): Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years, and is currently at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She is a Member of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All, the United Nations Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, and the UN Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Board for Effective Multilateralism.
Astrid Rössler (AT): Study of Law, long experience in various fields of environmental protection, conflict solving methods and citizen participation. Vice-Governor of Salzburg 2013-2018 for Environment, Spatial Planning and Nature Conservation. Lecturer for sustainable Tourism.
Maria Langsenlehner (AT): My work revolves around the question of what levers to pull to move towards a socially just and ecologically sustainable economy. I focus on the circular economy, the wellbeing economy and EU environmental policy.
Friedrich Hinterberger (AT): I am an economist working on society and environment for more than 40 years now. My focus is to provide positive messages on how sustainable development can boost wellbeing and quality of life for all on our planet while respecting its natural boundaries as well as a fair distribution of wealth and wellbeing on earth. Together we can achieve this if we think within and beyond available “boxes”, including scientific as well as artistic approaches as well as everyday knowledge of everybody!

Credits

This panel is curated by Club of Rome.