On September 02, 2022, a critical discussion took place at Oxford University’s School of Geography and Environment on one of the biggest questions we face on a warming planet: what is the role of economic growth in the transformation needed to secure a thriving future for humanity and the rest of the living world?
The 90-minute must-watch discussion took place between Jason Hickel, a leading academic on degrowth, and Sam Fankhauser, a leading academic on green growth, moderated by Kate Raworth, DEAL's co-founder and Conceptual Lead.
Kate hosted the session in a spirit of respectful disagreement, acknowledging the privileged position of universities to hold a space for this type of open, reflective debate. In particular, she invited the speakers and the audience to aim to appreciate the deeper perspective of whichever side of the degrowth/green growth debate they disagree with, and to consider what it would take to change their minds.
Watch the wide-ranging and deeply instructive discussion below (starts at 5m05s).
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