“Triple Benefit Principle – Can We really Live in a Sustainable Way?” is a short film produced by Klaus Renoldner and Laura Skocek. Facing the facts of man-made climate change, it presents the possibility of a sustainable life style.
Duration: 14 min. 50 sec.
Based on his experiences, working as a physician in Latin America and a rural Austrian community, Klaus Renoldner developed the Triple Benefit Principle between 1996 and 2011 as an attempt to realize a sustainable and ecological lifestyle.
The three facets of the Triple Benefit Principle are:
1. living a low carbon lifestyle regarding housing, consumption and transport;
2. improving health through cycling at individual, local, and global scales;
3. investing the financial savings from facet 1 in renewable energy generation.
Targeted investment of savings can lead to the so-called individual energy break-even point within a couple of years, balancing gross individual energy consumption and provision of clean energy to the public.
In the context of mounting damage in the Global South caused by man-made climate change, the short film invites those who can to take responsibility and take action.
The film showing is followed by a panel discussion, the participants are:
Petra Busswald, DI, founder of Akaryon, sustainability tools, creator of 1st online carbon footprint calculator in Austria
Friedrich Hinterberger, Dr. economist, founding director of SERI (Sustainable Europe Research Institute)
Helga Kromp-Kolb, Univ. Prof. Dr., meteorologist and climate scientist, head of Centre for Global Change and Sustainability, BOKU
Klaus Renoldner, Dr. med., MSc., physician and researcher in sustainable development
Laura Skocek, Mag.a art. artist and filmmaker
Dave Leonard, PhD, lecturer in political economy, MODUL University Vienna, Department of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods
In cooperation with Hauptbücherei Wien