Date:

8. September 2022, 14:00 to 16:00 o‘clock

Site: 

Ars Electronica Festival Area @ Johannes Kepler University, HS1

Tickets needed for on site participation: https://ars.electronica.art/planetb/en/tickets/

Online-Stream will be additionally provided.

“Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity” – A new report to the Club of Rome

In order to mark the 50th anniversary of The Limits to Growth – a landmark report to the Club of Rome, we will hold in our hands a new report to the Club of Rome. Something we are all in dire need: A survival guide. At the Futurelab Day 2022 of the Ars Electronica Festival the international and Austrian Chapter of the Club of Rome is presenting the report of the new international initiative Earth4All.

A part of the Futurelab Day 2022, Ars Electronica Festival https://ars.electronica.art/futurelab/de/futurelab-day-2022/

Program

14:00 – 14:45 “From The Limits to Growth to Wellbeing for All within Planetary Boundaries: Earth4All, The New Report to the Club of Rome”

Keynote by Ernst Urlich von Weizsäcker (Former Co-President of The Club of Rome) and Till Kellerhoff (Program Director bei The Club of Rome, Coordination & Policy Lead)

The Earth4all initiative is made up of leading scientists, economists and communicators, and maps the deep transformations needed to achieve the survival of humanity. Its conclusion is unequivocal: only systems-level change driven by all of today’s movements working together – poverty, equality, human rights, climate and nature – will succeed. This goal is now within reach, and Earth4All can show the way forward. Science has revealed that we live in a unique moment in history – a decisive decade where failure to act risks crossing irreversible Earth tipping points. The world’s response to a global pandemic provides us with a transformational moment to bring about the change we need. Success would mean prosperous, equitable societies that develop within safe planetary boundaries.

Details about the program can be found on the Ars Electronica Website: https://ars.electronica.art/planetb/de/futurelab-day-keynote/.

14:45 – 15:45 Panel discussion: Earth4all draws 5 viable pathways – Where are we & how to continue on a local level?

Jayati Ghosh (The Club of Rome, co-author of the report)
Astrid Rössler (Member of Austrian Parliament)
Maria Langsenlehner (Umweltdachverband)

The Earth4All project developed 5 pathways: i. Energy transformation ii. Food system transformation iii. Widespread adoption of new economic models in developing economies. iv. Reduced inequality to at least achieve a goal of ensuring the wealthiest 10% of the global population have less than 40% of the global wealth. v. Empower women and invest in education for all.

We will discuss the application of these pathways at the local level – countries or regions. An economic transformation will be necessary and new economic paradigms need to be established – one of them could be wellbeing economics. How can the transformation be accelerated?

The panel is curated by the Austrian Chapter of the Club of Rome and moderated by our vice president Friedrich Hinterberger.

Details about the program and the panel can be found on the Ars Electronica Website: https://ars.electronica.art/planetb/de/earth4all/.