No Growth or Green Growth: Charting a sustainable economic future


2011-01-10 Sustainable Prosperity

Sustainable Prosperity and the University of Ottawa are hosting a live debate on No Growth or Green Growth: charting a sustainable economic future. It will feature four of the world’s top economists on this vital issue. (Register here) 

We face serious environmental problems. People are looking for answers in a green economic future.

Can the Earth support an ever-growing economy? Can we shift to ‘green growth’, for a healthier environment and economy? What would it look like?

Four of the world’s top economic experts debate one of the critical questions of our time. CBC Radio Ideas host Paul Kennedy moderates a debate at the University of Ottawa.

Participants include four globally prominent economic experts:

  • Peter Victor, author of Managing Without Growth: Slower By Design, Not Disaster, and a faculty member at York University
  • Richard Lipsey, one of Canada’s pre-eminent economists, and author of Economic Transformations: General Purpose Technologies and Long Term Economic Growth (winner of the 2006 Schumpeter Prize)

The event will take place Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

Information on registration coming soon.

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3 Responses to No Growth or Green Growth: Charting a sustainable economic future

  1. rmcpiper says:

    From http://www.sustainableprosperity.ca/debate

    We face serious environmental and economic challenges. People are looking for answers in a green economic future.

    Can the Earth support an ever-growing economy? Can we shift to ‘green growth’ for a healthier environment and economy? What would it look like?

    Four of the world’s top economic experts debate one of the critical questions of our time. CBC Radio’s Paul Kennedy, host of Ideas, moderates a live debate at the University of Ottawa.

    The debate will take place Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm on the University of Ottawa campus (12102 Desmarais). CBC Radio One will broadcast the debate on Ideas, February 2, 2011.

    The debate is open to the public. Space is limited, registration is required. Please note, the main debate room is now full, though we are taking registrations still for an overflow room with a video feed – please contact info@sustainableprosperity.ca to register.

    Link to live webcast will be available here, Thursday, January 20th from 6:30 pm on.

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