Events

The end of growth? | Evening debate, 28 November at the House of Commons

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Limits to Growth has launched a landmark debate in the Houses of Parliament. In a world of environmental and social limits, is there still a role for economic growth in delivering a sustainable prosperity? We are particularly pleased to be joined for this debate by Federico Demaria (co-editor of...

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Political Prospects of a Sustainability Transformation | Call for Papers

  The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is inviting paper submissions for the workshop “Beyond the Environmental State? Exploring the Political Prospects of a Sustainability Transformation” as part of the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Nottingham, 25-30 April 2017. The ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops have a unique format, bringing together 15-20...

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Resurgence 50th anniversary conference

The renowned environmental magazine Resurgence is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a three day event: One Earth, One Humanity, One Future. Amongst a select set of outstanding ecological, environmental, social and spiritual thinkers, artists, politicians and poets are Jonathon Porritt (Co-founder of Forum for the Future) who is going to discuss the realities...

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The state of the global transition | GEC annual meeting, London, 26-27 July

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is holding its 2016 Global Meeting on “The state of the global transition” on 26th and 27th July in the City of London. The two day meeting will be one of the largest gatherings of civil society and researchers working on a green economy from around the world. With over 60...

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Can citizens be economists? | New RSA Programme, Launch 29 June

The Citizens Economic Council is a new RSA programme “that will engage an independently selected group of 50 citizens who are representative of the UK in conversations about economic policy. The citizens will engage with economists, leading thinkers and policymakers as well as other stakeholders, moving through a journey of deliberation that equips them with...

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Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making Conference | Canterbury, 19-20 July 2016

“The developing interdisciplinary field of valuing nature for natural resource management is often set within wider commitments to strengthen and deepen stakeholder and public engagement in decision making. In principle, participatory approaches offer a socially extended, pluralistic and deliberative context in which to explore, debate, clarify and capture the many and diverse values that cohere...

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The Nature of Prosperity | Launch event for new research centre, London, 23 May 2016

A major new dialogue on The Nature of Prosperity opens with a public event on May 23rd at Central Hall, Westminster. The event also marks the launch of the ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and features Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, in conversation with long-time peace and environmental activist Satish Kumar....

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How To Do it: Creating Bottom Up Political Participation | London, 9-10 April 2016

This weekend event at Kings College London brings together people from various backgrounds to learn from each other and work together on how to develop their own projects and bring about concrete social change. With the aim to enable more people to contribute to and help achieve collective aims, this set of thematic workshops focuses...

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