Expert Walter Lyell warns at UMU of the “unsustainability” of our economic system
The professor and collaborator with the United Nations opened the “Fourth International Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research” at the College of Economics and Business.
Last week, the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Murcia (UMU) hosted the fourth edition of the ‘Global Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research’, organized by the European School for Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR), an international sustainable development organization. Research Program (IUSDRP), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Metared Project of Universia and UMU.
Professor and researcher Walter Leell, Director of the ESSSR Network, Head of the Department for Climate Change at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (Germany) and Head of Environment and Technology at the Metropolitan University of Hamburg (Germany) participated in the inauguration. Manchester, UK). In addition, he is currently the editor-in-chief of the United Nations “Encyclopedia” of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In his presentation, Lyell warned that the current consumption system, which is based on the system of the new capitalism, is “unsustainable,” because it involves “intensive exploitation of resources and does not take into account the needs of future generations.”
Walter Lyell explained that UMU first hosted this symposium for three reasons: the quality of the research work of the Faculty of Economics and Business on responsible consumption, and the work developed by the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and the ODSesesions initiative. Awareness and dissemination of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from 2019 to 2025, which has so far organized nearly 500 awareness activities for the university community and the Morse community.
UMU has been part of the ESSSR Network since 2019, which promotes the participation of European universities in organizing training courses and research projects related to sustainable development to help achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda.
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