The first thoughts that we now consider the basics of ecological economics were published in the 70s. Over 50 years have passed and the concerns that were raised back then, are the concerns we all have today: facing ecological and social limits to growth. Today’s guest is Inge Røpke and we talk about what has happened in the last half a century in ecological economics. What are its basic premises and how did the field develop over time?
The world is on fire. We have to radically and rapidly transform every aspect of society to stay within 1.5 degrees of global warming. How is this possible? And how do we do this in a way that is fair? Ecological economists integrating ecological and critical social perspectives have long been working on ideas to bring about just sustainability transformations. This podcast aims at communicating these ideas in order to open them to critical discussion, from global problems to people’s everyday lives.