Symposium on 31 August 2021: Prosperity in the 21st Century

Securing future-proof economies after Corona

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Summary

In the pandemic, doubts have grown around the way we have been doing business and dealing with risks up to now and its sustainability in the long run. Corona is a wake-up call and catalyst for a restructuring of the global and German economic model. Even the German government said so. And the recent ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on the lack of consideration for the interests of future generations suggests that more far-reaching decisions will soon come forth.

But what does that mean? What does a different way of doing business look like? How indispensable is the goal of constant growth? And what would be the alternative? What is the state of research and practice on measuring prosperity in ways other than gross domestic product? Which countries are already doing this? Is it possible to manage the economy in a way that allows for the regeneration of natural resources - which would be just as urgent as stopping climate change? How can concerns about social decline be managed in an unstable world? And what does all this mean for the next German government?

Forum New Economy and THE NEW INSTITUTE have commissioned a series of fundamental studies from internationally renowned experts. The results will be discussed at a full-day symposium in Berlin at the ALICE Rooftop & Garden, Kantstraße 17 - 10623, and via Zoom.

Moderator: Conny Czymoch
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Agenda

  • Aug 31 9:00
    WELCOME

    Dennis Snower (THE NEW INSTITUTE) and Thomas Fricke (Forum New Economy)

  • Aug 31 9:10
    KEYNOTE – THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT OF THE 21st CENTURY

    Johan Rockström (PIK)

  • Aug 31 9:30
    WELL-BEING AT THE HEART OF POLICY INDICATORS AND IMPLEMENTATION

    Presenters: Nicola Brandt & Lara Fleischer (OECD)

    Panelists: Katherine Trebeck (WEALL), Sebastian Dullien (IMK), Jakob von Weizsäcker (BMF), Dennis Snower (THE NEW INSTITUTE)

  • Aug 31 11:00
    Break
  • Aug 31 11:30
    FROM GROWTH TO DEGROWTH? IN SEARCH OF A NEW DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM

    Presenters: Xhulia Likaj (Forum New Economy) & Michael Jacobs (SPERI – ECU)

    Panelists: Katharina Beck (Green Party), Michael Jakob (MCC), Karen Pittel (Ifo), Nils aus dem Moore (RWI)

  • Aug 31 13:00
    Lunch break
  • Aug 31 14:00
    FROM PLANETARY EMERGENCY TO REGENERATIVE ECONOMIES

    Presenters: André Reichel (ISM) & Jana Stöver (THE NEW INSTITUTE, CAU-Kiel)

    Panelists: Julia Steinberger (UNIL), Peter Messerli (University of Bern), Janine von Wolfersdorff (THE NEW INSTITUTE), Tom Krebs (Mannheim University)

  • Aug 31 15:30
    Break
  • Aug 31 16:00
    HANDLING SOCIO-ECONOMIC RISKS: AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE

    Short inputs: Jannik Landwehr (the greenwerk), Marcel Fratzscher (DIW), Anna Coote (New Economics Foundation)

    Panelists: Achim Truger (Ifso), Dirk Ehnts (TU Chemnitz), Jens Südekum (DICE)

  • Aug 31 17:30
    SUMMARY OF THE DEBATE AND CLOSING REMARKS

    Dennis Snower

    Maja Göpel (Leuphana University)

    Thomas Fricke

     

     

     

     

  • Aug 31 18:00
    RECEPTION

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