Friday, 14 May 2010

Steady State Economy Conference

On a greenish theme, the nef are promoting this conference, right here in Leeds, right close to home in the Rose Bowl at Leeds Metropolitan University. The presence of the Optimum Population Trust provokes some controversial questions about the direction of thought and policy here.

The Steady State Economy Conference
Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 09:00 - 17:00
Never-ending economic growth is not possible on a finite planet; nor is it improving well-being. This conference will bring together NGOs, academics, businesses, politicians, the media, and the general public to explore an ecologically and socially responsible alternative to economic growth: the steady state economy.
By Alex E Proimos
Speakers include: Peter Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies, York University, Canada
Andrew Simms, Policy Director and Head of Climate Change and Energy, nef
Dan O’Neill, European Director, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey (by video)

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

Tickets are £30 for registration by 31st May 2010, or £50 after this date. Advance online registration is required.

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