Activity: Talk or presentation › Public lecture/debate/seminar
In the eighth event of the ‘Stockholm+50’ lecture series entitled ‘From economic growth to socio-ecological transformation: Rethinking visions of economy and work under SDG 8’, Ekaterina Chertkovskaya critically examines SDG8 (Decent work and economic growth) and its targets. She addresses the issue that the pursuit of economic growth is incompatible with environmental sustainability, which remains unnoticed under SDG8. Ms. Chertkovskaya then discusses the understanding of work under SDG8, arguing that the pursuit of growth makes work unsustainable and unjust. Instead, the need to reorient the economy and work towards a socio-ecological transformation is highlighted. Relatedly, she proposes to transform the whole framework of SDGs into Sustainable Wellbeing Goals (SWGs), articulating the focus on well-being rather than the problematic capitalist and growth-oriented notion of development. Concluding the lecture, her talk is followed by a Q&A session with the audience.