Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 from 18.00-20.00
The Club of Rome EU-Chapter (Brussels) and the European Support Centre of the Club of Rome (Vienna) are pleased to invite you to the 65th Aurelio Peccei Lecture at the The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium of Sciences and Arts:
Director of the Economics Web Institute
Europe is committed to COP15 success, at the coming Copenhagen meeting, as a key milestone to build a positive multi-polar governance of the world. Even if it fails, extreme weather events will soon remind policy makers of the problem. This process will restructure a number of issues in many domains, including industrial and innovation policy, regional development, consumer protection, aid, and international relationships.
It’s impossible, in fact, to meet the goals required by sound science to keep the world within a safe operating space only with the Emissions Trading System and the like. Framed as a cost, mitigation risks to be resisted, delayed, watered down, and backfire. Innovative economic policies can instead reframe the issues and provide new impetus.
The lecture will present the proposals of a group of 30 economists, a synthesis of which is available from
Copies of the book will be distributed to the participants.