The Triple Challenge for Europe: The Economy, Climate Change, and Governance

On November 11th, Prof. Jan Fageberg will hold a TIK seminar on the occasion of the launch of the book “The Triple Challenge for Europe: Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance”.

Jan Fagerberg. Photo: Private.

Book launch: The triple challenge for Europe

Professor Jan Fagerberg will hold a TIK seminar on the occasion of the launch of the book “The Triple Challenge for Europe: Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance” which he edited together with Staffan Laestadius (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) and Ben R. Martin (SPRU, University of Sussex).

The book, published by Oxford University Press, addresses the three key challenges that Europe is facing today – growth, climate change and innovation.

Transforming the economy

During his TIK seminar Prof Fagerberg will talk about how the three key challenges – economic stagnation, climate change and a governance crisis - are closely related and discuss how they can be dealt with more effectively in order to arrive at a more economically secure, environmentally sustainable and well-governed Europe.

In particular, a return to economic growth cannot come at the expense of greater risk of irreversible climate change. Instead, what is required is a fundamental transformation of the economy to a new green trajectory based on rapidly diminishing emission of greenhouse gases. This entails much greater emphasis on innovation in all its forms (not just technological).

Following this path would mean turning Europe into a veritable laboratory for sustainable growth, environmentally as well as socially.

More about the book

About the author

Jan Fagerberg is professor both at the University of Oslo, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), and  at Ålborg University, where he is associated with the IKE Research Group (Department of Business and Management). He also has an affiliation with the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University.

Previous affiliations include the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs (NUPI). Fagerberg studied history, political science and economics before he graduated from the University of Bergen in 1980 with a degree in economics. He holds a D. Phil. from the University of Sussex (1989), where he was at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

Register

To register for the seminar, please send an e-mail to Jakoba S. Gonzales (j.s.gonzalez@tik.uio.no) with the title "Seminar Fagerberg".

Published Oct. 27, 2015 4:50 PM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2015 9:56 AM