Bernd Siebenhüner & Stefan Siemer: Climate change as a challenge for the economy: transformation instead of growth

May 29, 2021 2:00PM—4:00PM



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Bernd Siebenhuner, researcher on international environmental policy and Stefan Siemer, head of Corporate Responsibility at Weleda will discuss:

The massive use of fossil fuels in the past decades has enabled immense economic growth and material prosperity for large parts of the world population. At the same time, climate change and social inequality have grown just as quickly and put the industrialized growth model into question. In view of these effects, the question increasingly arises as to whether a growing economy can go hand in hand with a decarbonization of the economy or whether a solution must come about through shrinkage and post-growth.

WELEDA is undergoing an organizational transformation. The IMU’s integral competence model is a helpful tool in this regard. Its basic assumptions also have important consequences for a deeper understanding of the climate crisis and for possible solutions. These relationships are briefly outlined and substantiated using the example of the WELEDA climate strategy that is currently being developed.