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Producing in a world of scarce resources

Session 14 Amphi 2 July 8, 2022 17:45 - 18:45


Overview

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, following the severe tensions in many markets in 2021, has further highlighted the bottlenecks in production systems almost everywhere on the planet. Beyond logistical breakdowns, the real issue is that of the availability of resources, their varying degrees of scarcity, their geographical distribution and the dependencies they entail at the very time when new uses are being developed. The energy transition is a typical example, and what can be said about wind turbines and other solar panels? Scarcity evolves with time, the time of mining research and the time needed to implement new production, the time of technologies and new fields of consumption. But it also feeds on geopolitical divisions and tensions. Scarcity can be circumvented, through recycling and the circular economy in particular, but it can never be totally eliminated. <br />Producing in a world of scarce resources therefore means above all anticipating, managing unavoidable dependencies, adapting technologies and strategies to the reality of the finiteness of our resources.


Speakers

Patrick BLETHON
Executive Chairman
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Groupe Saur
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Christel BORIES
CEO
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Eramet
Bio
Makoma LEKALAKALA
Director
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Earthlife Africa
Bio
Jean-Philippe PUIG
CEO
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Avril
Bio
Weiying ZHANG
Boya Chair Professor of Economics
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National School of Economics, Université de Pekin
Bio

Coordinator

Philippe CHALMIN
Invited by
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Le Cercle des économistes
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Moderator

François LENGLET
Editorialiste
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TF1-RTL
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