We invite you to open meetings in the form of scientific cafes, bringing the scientific activities of University employees closer to a wider audience.

Monday, April 25, 2022, 6 p.m.

The lecture “What does it mean to live on ecological credit and how can we change it?” will be presented by Barbara Pawłowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, from the Department of Transport Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk.


The global economy consumes far more resources than the Earth can regenerate or supply. Already, humans are consuming 1.6 times more resources than the planet’s regenerative capacity. This means that almost every country is taking on more and more environmental credit every year. Since the industrial revolution, the world has developed in a linear model based on the often plundering of resources and the production of ever more waste.

The ecological footprint determines our impact on the environment. Exactly how many hectares of land and oceans it takes to meet our needs and absorb the waste we produce. We must remember that our impact on the ecosystem depends on billions of our daily decisions. It’s very important to make them consciously. Have you ever wondered what your contribution to the size of the ecological footprint is and how you can reduce it? At the meeting we will talk about topics important in the context of implementing the concept of sustainable development and improving our environmental relations. We will consider how we can improve our ecological footprint and reduce our ecological credit.

These are just some of the issues that we will try to answer during the next Science Café. If the fate of the world is important to you, we invite you to join the discussion.

Those who feel like asking a question can send it by Friday, April 23, 2022 to: oblicza.nauki@ug.edu.pl

Link to lecture: Click here

You can join on a computer or in an app for mobile devices. Lecture in Polish.

The project is carried out by the Faculty of Chemistry UG and Faculty of Economics UG.

The project “Science Clubs at the University of Gdansk – known and unknown faces of science” was co-financed from the program “Social responsibility of science” of Ministry of Education and Science.

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