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Adaptation and the economy

Talks, Films

Adaptation and the economy

24 May

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2


Wake Up! The Planet Needs You 2022

Climate change forces us to rethink the economic system. While some believe that sustainable development is possible, others say we are heading to collapse, and yet others are of the opinion that our only option is to slow down the economy to protect ecosystems, cut emissions and steer society towards regenerative sustainability.

But are we prepared to accept these new conditions? How does this relate to our need to adapt? How does it impact the European Green Deal’s target of reducing net emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 55% by 2030?

An excellent documentary and four experts paint a realistic picture of the current situation and possible alternatives.


  • Ferran Puig Vilar, telecommunications engineer and science commentator. He was chair of the Professional Press Association and has spent more than 15 years analysing the climate crisis and growth limits from different perspectives. He launched his blog Usted no se lo Cree [You Don’t Believe It] in 2009.
  • Giacomo Dalisa, director of the master's degree in Political Ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Founder member of Barcelona Research and Degrowth. Author of A favor del decrecimiento [In Favour of Degrowth], a book on socio-ecological transformation published by Icaria, 2022.
  • Elena López Gunn, director and founder of ICATALIST, a company specialising in sustainability and adaptation to change, part of Working Group II: Adaptation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • Alicia Muñoz Lombardía, deputy secretary of the board of Santander Spain, an expert in corporate governance, regulation, privacy and climate change, and recipient of the InspiralLaw 2022 Award from Iberian Lawyer.

Moderated by: Ángel Cano, director of Asociación Despierta.


The Race Is On, by Paul Maple. United Kingdom, 2020. 40’. Original soundtrack with Spanish subtitles

We all want a better future and knowledge of how to achieve it. With an intelligent narrative, this film discusses the climate change with leading world experts to provide a simple explanation of this moment in time and inspire hope in the future. Using hard data and predictions about the evolution of the climate, as well as proposing ways to update our political and economic systems or improve our cities and communities, The Race Is On offers understanding and motivation.

Activities Cycle Wake Up! The Planet Needs You 2022 From 24 to 27 May Open/close cycle

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