“Time to rethink growth”

Talk Europe! with Kirsten Dunlop

Can we depict a future and an economy in which living sustainably is equivalent to living well?

“We need to learn to live consuming less energy, less materials, and less resources. This is not a shift in how much we can populate the world with renewables. It’s a shift in changing our demand, our set of expectations and our notion of a design for life. And it requires a willingness to embrace the possibility that living well has a new set of paradigms and forms.”

It’s about systematically investing in an environment at all levels, from cities to the whole EU, that provides steady directional guidance towards transformation of the economy. Not substitution of energy sources or substitution of materials, but a full-scale structural transformation. And above all, it requires a shift in mind-set.

Jovana Trifunović in conversation with Kirsten Dunlop, CEO at EIT Climate – KIC, Europe’s largest public-private partnership focused on climate innovation.

Kirsten is an expert communicator on systems innovation, financial systems change and societal transformation in the context of climate, and serves on various Advisory Boards and is a member of the European Commission Economic and Societal Impact of Research and Innovation expert group.


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This text and video is published under the Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. The name of the author/rights holder should be mentioned as followed. Author: Jovana Trifunović and Igor Bararon / tippingpoint.net. Cover picture: llustration: Norma Nardi

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