Public debate on Cross-Thinking about sustainability: Can globalisation be a driver for sustainability?

Wieczorek, A. J. (Organiser), John Grin (Organiser)

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    Cross-thinking about sustainability is a series of debates organised by IHDP-IT together with KSI, Felix Meritis and Trouw, at Felix Meritis, Amsterdam. The question here is whether globalisation, now so often seen as a major problem by many people and organisations concerned with sustainable development can actually become a carrier and a driver for sustainable development. The debate, first in the series of "Cross-thinking about sustainability", has been initiated by a lecture given by Wolfgang Sachs (Wuppertal Institute) - a member of the Club of Rome and ex-chairman of Greenpeace Germany. Sachs is one of the few prominent scientists, who has not only discussed the problematic consequences of current economic policies for sustainable development in a globalizing world, but who has also proposed alternative modes of economic analysis and global governance.

    In his lecture, he indicated what sorts of economic analysis could help lay the foundation for a sustainable world economy. He drew the implications of adopting such a policy for both economic and innovation policies of both OECD and developing countries. He will also attempt to indicate what routes in economics research may contribute to this kind of development.
    Period17 Jan 2006
    Event typeOther
    LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
    Degree of RecognitionNational