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Decarbonizing and carbon catching for planet positive futures

Date & time
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Satoshi Ikeda


This event is free and open to the public.


4th Space



In this session, Professor Satoshi Ikeda points out the need to become aware of the costs that are excluded, or externalized, in market cost calculation, i.e., cost of Carbon emitted, Land destroyed, human and ecological Health, ecological destruction due to Packaging, and Water (CLHPW). New lifestyles and products need to be developed to reduce the CLHPW cost. The urgency of climate action, however, makes it necessary to focus on carbon. The guiding idea is to decarbonize our lifestyle and to grow plants for carbon catching. The presentation invites participants to imagine what could be their planet positive actions.

About the speaker

Dr. Ikeda studies the political sociology of global futures, sustainable agriculture, and Japan and East Asia using the method of Polanyi-Hopkins historical sociology informed by the world-system perspective. Development and international economics inform his study on the global structure of accumulation and governance. His study seeks alternatives to neoliberal globalization that are sustainable ecologically, socially, and economically.

Together with a group of like-minded students, Dr. Ikeda is engaging in the Transition Project. This projects looks into the social economies as possible alternatives to the dysfunctional and unsustainable corporate economy.  

This event is part of:

Sustainability and the Climate Crisis: A week of discussion

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