Panel discussion with Michael Feist and Prof. Hans-Peter Dürr.


What does sustainability mean to an energy provider? What does it mean to a scientist with civic courage? This programme deals among other things with how to answer this central question.


The concept of sustainability originally comes from forestry and means that no more wood is harvested from a forest than is regenerated in the same time period. This way, a sustainable forestry can never be exhausted. This concept was later expanded to other resources and areas. Sustainability can therefore be defined as something that does not limit the space of future solutions, but enhances it instead. The consumption of non-renewable resources can therefore never be sustainable. Thus, sustainability always stands for an ethical, life-promoting principle.


Programme Sustainability as PDF file here



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Michael Feist and Prof. Hans-Peter Dürr