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Public Lecture: Realising sustainable consumption and production: Beyond neoliberal governance? (Dr. Magnus Bengtsson)

Jul 04, 2022 | 10:00 AM c.t. - 12:00 PM
Systems of Sustainable Consumption & Production

Systems of Sustainable Consumption & Production

Realising sustainable consumption and production: Beyond neoliberal governance?

Dr. Magnus Bengtsson, Future Earth

This lecture looks at the need for major changes in production and consumption to enable humanity to live within safe ecological boundaries, including a stable global climate – a central objective of the SDGs agenda. It assesses from a critical perspective how the targets of SDG 12, which aims to "ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns," addresses this critical challenge. It gives special attention to how SDG 12 is linked to SDG 10 on reduced inequalities and SDG 13 on climate action. The analysis finds that the SDG 12 targets mainly aim to enhance the efficiency of production and consumption systems while paying no or little attention to the need for reduced consumption and a shift to sufficiency/wellbeing-oriented lifestyles among the world’s wealthy. It also finds that implementation arrangements are based largely on a neoliberal approach to governance, relying to a high degree on information disclosure and actions by individual consumers.

Time & Location

Jul 04, 2022 | 10:00 AM c.t. - 12:00 PM

https://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/offenerhoersaal/stockholm-50/livestream/index.html

Attention: The lecture is scheduled for 10-12 AM!