Engineers and social scientists need to work together

Inclusive Economy11 Jun 2010Bas de Leeuw

Engineers and social scientists need to work together, said Roland Clift in the plenary session on Friday morning, speaking about Sustainable Consumption and Degrowth.

Finding common language is difficult. He observed that in the degrowth debate the basic terms have not yet been defined, which he considered a very necessary first step. One has to understand each others’ mindsets and then adress specific problems.

The Eco Efficiency Conference however adresses very broad issues, intellectually interesting , but “let’s hope we get beyond that and actually do something … because I have a grand son.”