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The energy challenge, a social and economic challenge

Lecture by Jeroen van den Bergh

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Social and economic behaviour has direct effects in terms of energy consumption. Can we keep consuming without limits? Are sustainability and economic growth compatible concepts? Would access to energy for huge parts of the population which do not presently enjoy its benefits be viable, or must we start talking about degrowth?

Jeroen van den Bergh, ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Presented by: Mònica López Ferrado, journalist with the newspaper Ara

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