Sustainable development and poverty reduction

Five YUFE universities, University of Antwerp, University of Bremen, University of Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (NCU), have gathered researchers and experts from various fields that give an insight into their perspective on sustainability. The lecture series takes place online and in English. The participation is free of charge.

The first two decades of the 20th century have challenged the ways in which the global scientific and political communities define their goals and paradigms. The new scenario incorporates an increasing amount of evidence on unexpected consequences of the complex interactions between human actions and environmental changes. Sustainable development is not only a useful idea to define common goals and expectations (embodied in the SDGs) but it also represents a substantial departure from many traditional scientific methodologies and political designs. One of its main innovations is the multidisciplinary approach. In this talk, we will discuss how the very well-known economic goals of reducing poverty and inequality are substantially transformed when they are understood together with other complementary non-economic goals like preserving biodiversity and mitigating climate change.


Esteban Nicolini (PhD) (University Carlos III of Madrid)

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