Saturday, 3 March 2012

Tim Jenkins: links and follow-up

Tim Jenkins of the New Economics Foundation spoke recently at the Leeds Soundings meeting on 'The Crisis as an Opportunity for a New Economy'. He talked of nef's work modelling an alternative economy which deveops work such as that done by the Canadian economist Peter Victor.
In June 2010 Peter Victor at.a national conference held in Leeds on the Steady State Economy, described an alternative economy within ecological constraints.You can see a video of that presentation at
Peter Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies, York University, Canada – Managing without Growth.
In addition there are videos of other key note presentations given by Tim Jackson, Andrew Simms and Dan O'Neill.
Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation – A New Economic Paradigm
Dan O’Neill, European Director, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy - What Is a Steady State Economy?
Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey - Investment, Productivity and Ownership.

A written report of the conference, 'Enough is enough: ideas for a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources. The report of the Steady State Economy Conference, Leeds 2010, can be found at . This report also covers the critical issues addressed in ten interactive workshops. Workshop speakers included 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), David Fell (Director at Brook Lyndhurst), among others.

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