You are cordially invited to join the online talk on “Conceptual barriers in the current global sustainability discourse. Perspectives from African philosophy”, given by Prof. Dr. Martin Odei Ajei, Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Ghana, on October 21, 4:00-5:30 pm.
Since the publication of Our Common Future, its idea that the ‘triple bottom line’ can cohere harmoniously to yield progressive rates of GDP growth, and a sustainable stock and welfare of the resources of Earth’s ecosystems has been rigorously challenged. These challenges have triggered theoretical refinements of the assumptions and conclusions of Our Common Future and strategies for the achievement of sustainability. My talk wonders whether the dominant traits of such refinements and strategies have succeeded in discarding the burdens of the triple bottom line. I argue that they hardly have, and propose some African normative perspectives as viable basis for further refinement of the conceptual toolkits of sustainability into a notion that has broader global resonance and uptake.
Key themes of the presentation are then taken up by the discussants Prof. Dr. Kristina Großmann (Anthropology of Southeast Asia) and Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn (Development Geography). The audience is also encouraged to ask questions as well as to bring in thoughts and reflections.
The spoken language during this event is English.
Please register online to receive the zoom link in due time before the event.