Conference Topic

SURED 2024 will focus on issues of high societal relevance at the research-frontier relating economic growth and innovation in the era of climate change. A fast transition to a net-zero economy is needed to avert catastrophic climate change. The energy price increase in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has enhanced the economic urgency of the decarbonization and highlighted the problems associated with relying on cheap fossil fuels from non-democratic regimes. The conference will discuss the economic and ecological consequences of this development. It will explore how economic policy can limit the most severe adverse impacts and identify potential opportunities that will help map a path forward into a sustainable future.