Workshop #5

Implications of Planetary Boundaries for new models of wealth

The Safe Operating Space has implications for the discourse on human well-being and new models of wealth. The concept sets out to ensure sustainable development and inter-generational justice within boundaries and thus entails a normative judgement on where well-being lies. This workshop focuses on the implications of the Planetary Boundaries concept for new models of wealth. It addresses whether and how the concept could be used for indicators of well-being, which barriers exist for using the concept for new models of wealth, and how to improve the concept to inform such models. The workshop will also set the concept in the wider discourse of “well-being” / welfare, focusing on an inclusive green economy, de-growth, and eco-sufficiency.

Chair

Hans Diefenbacher, FEST, apl. Prof. Universität Heidelberg

Speakers

Hans Diefenbacher, FEST, apl. Prof. Universität Heidelberg
Kate Raworth, Oxford University
Joachim Spangenberg, Sustainable Europe Research Institute SERI


Guiding Questions

  • How can the Planetary Boundaries concept inform new models of wealth and the discourse on well-being?
  • What implications does the concept have for de-growth, eco-sufficiency and an inclusive green economy?
  • What barriers exist when using the concept for new models of wealth?