Some argue that global warming, the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine strengthen the case in favour of the introduction of an unconditional basic income. Others argue instead that they shatter the prospect of introducing it in the foreseeable future. Who is right? This question was the starting point of the lecture given by Philippe Van Parijs on January 19, 2023 in Freiburg as part of the FRIBIS Lecture Series.

The lecture was held in the context of the FRIBIS Winter School 2023, chaired by Philippe Van Parijs. The Winter School (January 16-20, 2023) was dedicated to the theme “Today’s Global Challenges and the UBI Debate”.