Book Launch: Come On! Capitalism, Short-Termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet
As part of the 50th anniversary of the Club of Rome, this event will launch Anders Wijkman and Ernst von Weizsäcker's book Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet: A Report to the Club of Rome, published by Springer. The authors will discuss how a 'prosperous future for all' requires that economic well-being largely decouples from the destruction of natural resources, especially in agriculture, and the pollution of the atmosphere. They will argue that this can only be achieved with a 'New Enlightenment' where a balance exists between humans and nature, between short-term and long-term considerations and between public and private interests.