Online event: Degrowth for Biodiversity Conservation

ONet seminar Degrowth Jason Hickel

We are delighted to announce an exciting ONet seminar with Dr. Jason Hickel and Dr. Laura Pereira on the topic of Degrowth for Biodiversity Conservation.

This online event is open to all and will be held on the 6th May 15:00 GMT.

Please register at the following link.

We hope to see you there!


About this Event

Dr. Hickel has recently authored the book "Less is More", where he supports the concept of degrowth, essentially, a planned reduction of excess energy and resource use in rich nations to bring the economy back into balance with the living world, while reducing inequality and improving people's access to the resources needed to live long, healthy, and flourishing lives. Dr. Pereira supports the position that transformative, multiscale global scenarios are needed as tools to slow biodiversity decline and achieve sustainability goals.

We will discuss how the economic concept of degrowth and a pluralistic approach to conservation can support biodiversity protection.

About our Speakers

Jason Hickel

Dr. Jason Hickel is an economic anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He serves on the Statistical Advisory Panel for the UN Human Development Report 2020, the advisory board of the Green New Deal for Europe, and on the Harvard-Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice.


Laura Pereira

Dr. Laura Pereira is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre where she is involved in work on sustainability transformations and futures. She maintains an extraordinary appointment at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at the Stellenbosch University. In addition, Dr. Pereira sits on the IPBES Task Force on scenarios and models and is a member of the FACCE-JPI Scientific Advisory Board.


You can hear more from Laura on the IPBES Stakeholder Spotlight video