Where are the limits?!
The overconsumption of natural resources and the problems associated with it have already been reported for 50 years. Is it finally time to give up the pursuit of growth? Join the discussion in Tiedekulma with prof. emeritus Jorgen Randers as the keynote speaker.
General information

This year marks 50 years since the publication of the report Limits to Growth. Published by the Club of Rome in 1972, the report is acknowledged as one of the key inspirations of the modern environmental movement. The report’s key message is that economic and population growth cannot continue at the same pace without serious environmental problems and societal collapses in this century. Despite the warnings, harmful developments to the environment and societies have continued globally.

To celebrate the reports’ 50th anniversary, the key author of the report, professor emeritus Jorgen Randers, will arrive in Helsinki in September

The main event of his visit is the Where are the limits? event in the center of Helsinki, Tiedekulma, Thu 22 September 2022, from 13:00 to 15:00 (event details below). Randers will e.g. discuss where the original report, which time horizon extended to 2022, got it right and which of the predictions have not come true as the authors expected. 

The event is open for all, held in English and organized by HELSUS, Sitra, Kela, and Club of Rome Finland.

Find the facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/1NK0op7o1

The event can be watched online both live or afterwards as a recording: Katso ja kuuntele | Tiedekulma | Helsingin yliopisto (helsinki.fi)

Event details

WHAT: WHERE ARE THE LIMITS?

WHEN: THU 22.9.2022, 13:00–15:00

WHERE: TIEDEKULMA, HELSINKI 

 

AFTER 50 YEARS OF REPORTING ON THE ECOLOGICAL OVERSHOOT, ARE WE FINALLY READY FOR CHANGE?

KEYNOTE BY JORGEN RANDERS, PROF. EMERITUS – LIMITS TO GROWTH +50 YEARS

 

PROGRAM

13:00 – 13:10 Opening of the event: Sustainable and just transitions - key roles and actions to be taken by universities and governance – Minister of environment Maria Ohisalo and Rector Sari Lindblom. 

13:10 – 13:50 Limits to Growth +50 years – Jørgen Randers

13:50 Commentary, 5-10 min, & 5-10 min questions from the online/on-site audience  

14:00 – 14:55 Sustainable Change -panel: Prof. Jørgen Randers, Prof. Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki, activist-author Teemu Vaarakallio (+ questions from the audience)

14:55 Closing remarks