16/02 Lecture: How we got addicted to cars

We know that the cars we drive consume a large portion of energy, create carbon lock-in and are therefore harmful for our environment. Still, we use them almost every day. By discussing the history of the car industry and other socio-political factors, ecological economist Prof. Julia Steinberger (University of Lausanne) demonstrates how we have become so car-dependent, and why it is so difficult to move away from this dependency.

Lecture in the context of the course 'Sustainability as a worldview'. Also accessible to non-students. In collaboration with the Faculty of Geosciences.

Do you have a question for Julia? Mail us at info[at]sg.uu.nl, but swap '[at]' for '@'. We're going to do our best to discuss your question with our guest.

Date & time | Tuesday February 16 2021 (20:00-21:30)
This online lecture is free and accessible for everyone. You can join the livestream via our YouTube channel.