An Economy Fit for a Low Carbon World – The Pre-COP Earthcast
Can economies be redesigned for a low-carbon future?
What opportunities does the financial crisis present?
Is a constructive agreement likely at Copenhagen?
Wednesday, 25th November, 5:00pm UK Time, 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time, 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
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Tim Jackson developed the first Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare for the UK (a green GDP) in the 1990s, and is now one of the most influential advocates of worldwide economic reform. Focusing on climate change mitigation and happiness as measures of economic success, his recent book Prosperity Without Growth â€œhas already begun to redefine the debate about how to achieve a future of human and planetary well-being (Juliet Schor, Boston College) and we are thrilled to provide you with this opportunity to debate the issues online.
In this special pre-Copenhagen Earthcast the expert panel will examine the challenges that lie ahead if current economic systems are to support the development of a low carbon future, and will be answering your questions submitted during the event.
Tim Jackson will be joined by Robert Costanza, contributor to the Worldwatch Institutes The State of the World 2010 and ecological economist Peter Victor for a debate that will explore ways of reorganising economies so that emissions reductions and well being are prioritised.
Tim Jackson is Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the ESRC Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE).
Robert Costanza is the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, USA.
Peter Victor is an ecological economist, author of Managing without Growth, and Professor in Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Read Chapter 1 of Prosperity Without Growth ahead of the Earthcast.
The best attempt Ive seen to build a trans-disciplinary critique of economic growth, with prescriptions based in economic theory.-Ronan Palmer, Chief Economist, The Environment Agency
Endless growth on a finite planet, or endless misery-spreading recession, both represent impossible futures. Here are some very powerful steps towards a possible, indeed a very hopeful, alternate outcome!-
Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
In this brilliant analysis, Tim Jackson has laid bare a system in crisis and has lit the way forward.-
Oliver James, author of Affluenza
Provokes official thought on the unthinkable. No small accomplishment! I hope this gets the serious attention it deserves.
-Professor Herman Daly, author of Steady-State Economics and recipient of the Honorary Right Livelihood Award (Swedens alternative to the Nobel Prize)
This is the best account of the financial crisis and the state of society I have read in a long Time … the change that is needed will make us happier.- Clare Short, MP
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