How we got addicted to cars


How we got addicted to cars

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Ecological economist Prof. Julia Steinberger explains how the world became car-dependent, and why it’s so hard to get rid of this addiction.

We know that the cars we drive consume a large portion of energy, create carbon lock-in and are therefore harmful for our environment. Still, we use them almost every day. By discussing the history of the car industry and other socio-political factors, ecological economist Prof. Julia Steinberger (University of Lausanne) demonstrates how we have become so car-dependent, and why it is so difficult to move away from this dependency.

Lecture in the context of the course 'Sustainability as a worldview'. Also accessible to non-students. In collaboration with the Faculty of Geosciences.

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Tuesday February 16 2021 (20:00-21:30)
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Ondanks de gestelde duurzame doelen en protesten voor een beter klimaat, boeken we nauwelijks vooruitgang. Wie of wat houdt ons tegen? Hoe doorbreken we de impasse?