Tuesday 28th September 2010, Bristol UK, 10am - 5pm
In this mini-conference, we will explore the concept of global equity in the light of Earth’s biophysical limits. Participants bring experience and knowledge of community engagement, policy and politics, economics, environmental science, systems analysis, and more, promising broad and deep discussions.
We welcome participants from academia and the practice communities who have an interest in sustainability research for action and policy. Please register by contacting: Alice-Marie: firstname.lastname@example.org
10:00 Registration and coffee
10:30 Welcome and CONVERGE overview Ian Roderick
11:00 Chasing utopias – local and global Ruth Levitas , UOB Q&A and discussion
12.00 4 Key challenges from CONVERGE - CONVERGE international team
14:00 Green Economics – the story so far - Molly Scott-Cato, UWIC
Climate and global eco-justice - Kate Brown, UEA
Q & A and discussion
15:30 Themed working groups (Facilitated by CONVERGE team members):
- The challenge to GDP
- Local economies in a global finance system
- Money for nature’s services
- Local challenges: taking sustainable economy forward in the South West
16:30 Session feedbacks
17.00 concluding remarks, and close
We will document results from working groups and circulate a meeting report for participants’ comment and feedback before posting it on the CONVERGE website as a research resource. We welcome all enquiries about potential cooperation in research or sustainability initiatives. CONVERGE – Rethinking Globalisation in the Light of Contraction and Convergence is an interdisciplinary European Commission FP7 sustainability research project involving 9 organisations in 5 countries. We are exploring how communities can move towards consuming fairer shares of the Earth's limited resources and thus promote genuinely sustainable development.
3rd Floor Bush House
72 Prince Street
Image by liquidcow
The event is free of charge, donations welcomed on the day.