Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations

Date and Time
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location
Environment Hall, Room 2102
Contact
Kate Cobb
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Tatsuyoshi Saijo, program director and member of the Board of Advisors at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan, will discuss "Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations" at Duke University on Friday, September 7.  

Future design poses the following question: what types of social systems are necessary if we are to leave future generations sustainable natural environments and sustainable societies? One method for pursuing this inquiry in experimental economics is to use an “imaginary future generation.” In this talk, Saijo will review the theoretical background of Intergenerational Sustainability Dilemma games, the results of related laboratory and field experiments, and the nature of relevant practical applications in cooperation with several local governments now using participatory methods for creating real plans for future design. 

This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.