Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

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  • 1 lecture unit
    Up to 3 lecture units
  • Internet connection necessary
  • English

Resource Description

Limits to Growth After 45 Years - Dennis Meadows at Ulm University (Video 57'58")(Resource ID: 581)

Keynote by Prof. Dr. Dennis Meadows 47 years after his 1972 book modeling the consequences of a rapidly growing world population and finite resource supplies. The eventual purpose of The Limits to Growth was to explore how exponential growth interacts with finite resources.

A video by Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (FAW/n)


Keynote: https://youtu.be/aRXb4bJhSSw

Questions & Answers: https://youtu.be/kbIz9jHeVfE




Learning Outcomes
Researchers of the University of Melbourne confirmed in 2014, that the Limits to Growth predictions were largely correct. Presently we are very close to tracking “business-as-usual” scenario from the book.
Relevance for Sustainability
Finite resource supplies, limits to growth
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Sustainability criteria
  • Related to global challenges / needs
  • Holistic thinking
  • Systemic thinking
  • Long-term thinking
  • Related to acquiring knowledge
Preparation Efforts
Sources and Links




  • Turner, Graham (2014). "Is Global Collapse Imminent?" (PDF). Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne. MSSI Research Paper No. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 28, 2014. Retrieved 2015-10-25.




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Center for Global Change and Sustainability


Richard Kromp
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Center for Global Change and Sustainability (BOKU Vienna)


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Pillars of Sustainability

  • environment
  • economic

Teaching Tools & Methods

  • Video
  • Discussion / debate