Empty Oceans, Increased Wealth

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Global Institute for Tomorrow, founder Chandran Nair

Biography

Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair is the founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, a social venture think tank dedicated to advancing our understanding of the impacts of globalisation. More…

About This Talk

Consumption has been the fuel that has driven the engine of global capitalism. The recent financial crisis has seen the West's leading economics and policy makers urging Asia to consume more and thereby help save the global economy. If Asians aspire to replicate consumption levels to that in the West, the results will be environmentally catastrophic around the globe. It will also have significant geopolitical impacts as nations scramble for diminishing resources.