Caritas Luxembourg is organising a 4 lecture lunch debate cycle with Francesco Sarracino from STATEC Research in the Big Bang room at House of Startups. Come enjoy some vegan food whilst learning about an alternative future for our society and our economic model. This is the first out of a four lecture cycle by Francesco Sarracino, a happiness economist and researcher.
Lunch debate 1/4 Happier and sustainable. Possibilities for a post-growth society October 6th 2022, 12:00pm
Sustainability is possible and does not have to cost the well-being of current generations.
Social and environmental degradation are consequences of emphasizing GDP as a measure of progress. By empowering people to pursue their own well-being, we can benefit the environment, enable collective action to address public issues, and this in turn positively affects productivity and health, thereby instilling a virtuous cycle for a peaceful and respectful coexistence with other species on Earth. Promoting cooperation and social relations is the starting point of a new definition of social progress, one in which people’s ability to enjoy life is decoupled from what they have.