Five extraordinary turnarounds to save the world
The economic system keeps crashing. It's time to install a new operating system
Fifty years ago, The Limits to Growth shocked the world by showing that population and industrial growth were pushing humanity towards a cliff. Today the world recognises that we are now at the cliff edge: Earth has crossed multiple planetary boundaries while widespread inequality is causing deep instabilities in societies.
But an international team of scientists, economists, and multidisciplinary experts have found that there is time to upgrade our economic system with five extraordinary turnarounds: Eliminate Poverty, Address Inequality, Women’s Empowerment, Transforming the Food and Energy Systems. If implemented in the next decade we can shift the economic system toward well-being for all within planetary boundaries. We need system change, and the new Earth4All book describes exactly what system change looks like.
Can a “giant leap” happen quickly enough? What is the role of Norwegian business and Scandinavian governments? Join us on this discussion on the UN day 2022, 24 October 2022.
Speakers and Panelists
- By President Karen Spens
Earth4all - The problem and The Solution
- By Associate Professor Per Espen Stoknes
The perspective of the South
- By Professor Jayati Ghosh
The resource perspective
- By Honorary President of the Club of Rome, Anders Wijkman
The financial perspective
- By Professor Jørgen Randers
The role of the UN
- By Steven Stone, Deputy Director of the Economic Division, United Nations Environment Programme
What can Norwegian and Scandinavian governments do?
- By Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre
Panel discussion: How to make the Giant Leap?
- With Jonas Gahr Støre, Jørgen Randers and Anders Wijkman, moderated by Karen Spens.
Jonas Gahr Støre
Per Espen Stoknes
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