Monday, 31 May 2010

Event: The Steady State Economy Conference

The conference, to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University on Saturday 19th June from 10 AM to 6 PM, will explore the steady state economy as an alternative to economic growth. It offers a rare opportunity to hear a range of key progressive thinkers and participate in detailed workshop discussions to identify innovative policies for improving the economy.

Keynote presentations include:

Peter Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies, York University, Canada, on Managing Without Growth – Slower by Design not Disaster

Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation, on The Great Transition

Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey (by video), on Prosperity Without Growth – Economics for a Finite Planet

Dan O'Neill, European Director, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, on What is a Steady State Economy and How Do We Achieve It?

In addition, critical issues will be addressed in ten workshops. Workshop speakers include Kate Pickett (co-author of The Spirit Level), Franny Armstrong (Director of The Age of Stupid), Roger Martin (Chair of the Optimum Population Trust), Molly Scott Cato (Economics Speaker for the Green Party), and Stephan Lutter (Researcher at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute), among others.

More information on the speakers, programme, and registration is available on the conference website:
Please direct any questions to the conference email address:
Yours sincerely,David Adshead, Lorna Arblaster, Claire Bastin, Nigel Jones - EJfADan O'Neill, Rob Dietz - CASSE

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