24 May 2013 - 25 May 2013

Workshop on Economic Growth

The purpose of the meeting is to organize research on economic growth and growth policies that promote sustainable development and not just GDP growth. This is in line with basic concepts in the strategic plan of IIASA: food and water, energy and climate change, and poverty and equity.  A special reference of the proposed research will be addressed to transition and emerging economies that have a long history of neglecting “economic laws” and environmental damages. 

According to the Brundland commission, sustainable development is the kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The two key concepts of sustainable development are:   

•          Needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poorest people, to which they should be given overriding priority.   

•          The limitations that must imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet both present and future needs.

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