This online lecture is part of the series "Giveearth a chance - paths to sustainableliving" and is organised by the YUFE Alliance. The series is dedicated to the topic of sustainability and looks at the subject from five different angles:
- Sustainable building – from theory to practice
- Sustainable tourism for sustainable society
- The impact of environmental degradation on human migrations
- Sustainable development and poverty reduction – interconnected causes, multidisciplinary research and integrated policies
- How climate change drives biodiversity loss – and how to counteract it
The lectures will be held in English and participation is free of charge. They are open to all interested parties: Bremen citizens, students and university staff members. We welcome interested people from all backgrounds.
Sustainable development and poverty reduction – interconnected causes, multidisciplinary research and integrated policies
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)
Esteban Nicolini got his Ph.D. in economics at the University Pompeu Fabra and is currently associate professor at the Department of Social Sciences and co-director of the Master in Sustainable Development and Global Governance, both at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
His main lines of research are related with the determinants of regional economic growth and the evolution of the standards of living in the long run. He has published on Explorations in Economic History, the Journal of Latin American Studies, Economic History Review and European Review of Economic History among other leading journals.
He has also contributed to the design and evaluation of public policies related to poverty alleviation, inequality reduction and human development through consultancy projects for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), UNICEF, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and FIIAPP (Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas).
Academy of Continuing Education
University of Bremen
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University of Bremen
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