In his lecture, he described international developments with a focus on two major problem areas: firstly against the background of rapid world population growth, increasing conflicts over resources and the problem of increasing environmental pollution, and secondly in view of global economic crises. Sustainable development is drastically compromised by all this. This applies both to the ecological problems and to questions of social balance and equity.
Franz-Josef Radermacher made it clear that only a global eco-social market economy is compatible with sustainability, discussing the interpretation of the developments at G-20 level, which at that time envisaged a Global Marshall Plan as a possible step in the required direction.
Whether humanity will be able to face its global challenges is one of the key questions of our time. For this reason, the audience eagerly anticipated the answers provided by globalisation expert Franz-Josef Radermacher.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. F. J. Radermacher is Director of the Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing) and at the same time Professor of Informatics at Ulm University. Additionally, he is President of the Senat der Wirtschaft e. V. association (Bonn, Germany), Vice President of the Ecosocial Forum Europe (Vienna, Austria), and a member of the Club of Rome.