Leonardo da Vinci and sustainable growth

17.12.2021 | #Environment | video


If Leonardo were here today and wanted to design a new Vitruvian Man, he would certainly have to make some small, but substantial changes because the balance he wanted to represent in that artwork no longer exists.

The Vitruvian man, if he had to adapt to the surroundings that he himself helped creating, would have malformed limbs. In response to this, in the last twenty years people have been talking a lot about decoupling economic growth and environmental impact, that is, untying these two variables, effectively promoting the concept of green progress.

But a report published in 2019 questions the feasibility of this decoupling by expressing a very clear opinion: economic growth and environmental protection cannot coexist.