Pathways Forum - Resource-hungry societies and a future in flux: Insights from social metabolism

Friday, March 15, 2024 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Online, Central European Time
Related GLP Member: Helmut Haberl, Anke Schaffartzik

At a time where socio-environmental sustainability is paramount, is a decrease in resource use and their associated emissions compatible with sustained economic growth? How to identify and address the material structures and social processes that entrench unsustainable socio-economic systems? What transformations are needed in order to start envisioning alternative societies for a sustainable and just future?

This webinar explores how the social metabolic analysis framework provides powerful insights into the interrelations between society, environment, and economy. The session will cover the key concepts of social metabolism, and how it can be applied to sustainability issues.

This session is organized in collaboration with the Global Land Programme.