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From living well within limits to realising post-growth economies. A workshop with Polanyi Professor Julia Steinberger

Julia Steinberger
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of her Karl Polanyi Visiting ProfessorshipJulia Steinberger will spend an afternoon at CEU to discuss how we might go “From living well within limits to realising post-growth economies”.

There will be an opportunity for informal exchange over snacks from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by Julia’s presentation of her previous and current research.

Julia Steinberger is Professor of Societal Challenges of Climate Change at the University of Lausanne. As an ecological economist, she examines current and historical linkages between resource use and socioeconomic parameters, and identifying alternative development pathways to inform the transition to a low carbon society. In 2022 the European Research Council (ERC) awarded her a Synergy Grant for a project titled “Pathways towards post growth deals” together with Giorgos Kallis and Jason Hickel.

Her areas of interdisciplinary research and teaching include Climate Change, Climate Risk, Degrowth, Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Development, Political Economy, Heterodox Economics, Human well-being and Sufficiency.

Prof Steinberger was Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 3 for the 6th Assessment Report and is a climate activist.

1 p.m. internal workshop, snacks provided
2 p.m. lecture and discussion

The event is open to members of the communities of CEU, the University of Vienna, and the University of Economics and Business. 

RSVP required:

With questions please contact Anne-Sophie Henrich at