Avraham Arbib

Sustainability and the Global Economic Downturn

Avraham Arbib

Talk: Sustainability and the Global Economic Downturn

Dr. Avraham Arbib shares his thoughts on the global economic downturn and how it has deep roots in the overuse and misuse of natural resources. Therefore, continuous growth is unsustainable and the risk of a non-linear collapse reaction is increasing. Consumption rates in the developed world must be reduced, but this should not be seen as a disaster, because living standards are not tightly coupled to consumption rates. A redistribution of wealth, income and opportunity for growth is essential within the world economy.

Avraham Arbib

(Retired) Deputy Chief Scientist and Director, Division of R&D at Israel's Ministry of Energy; DSc in Aerospace Engineering (Technion) with specialization in energy and environment.