Economic growth to save the planet?
Growth is stagnating, inequality is rising, resource constraints are pressing, and environmental impacts are worsening. So is this the end of economic growth as we know it? If so, how do we transition to a new model of work, business and economics for thriving societies, while avoiding economic collapse? And if not, how do we transition to a new model that keeps growth contributing to thriving societies, without social and environmental collapse?
We ask a panel of prominent Australians for their propositions.
Jan Owen AM, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians, the Inaugural AFR/Westpac Woman of Influence 2012, & Board member for the Australian National Development Index (ANDI). For more about Jan, click here.
Miriam Lyons, Senior Campaigner for GetUp, co-author of Governomics, & the former ED of the Centre for Policy Development. For more about Miriam, click here.
Ian Dunlop, formerly an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chairman of the Australian Coal Association and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a director of Australia21 and a Member of the Club of Rome. For more about Ian, click here.
Saturday 13 February 2016, Melbourne
1.30pm to 3pm, Greenhouse Tent, Federation Square, Melbourne
Free entry, no bookings required
Hosted by Anthony James, Executive Director of the Understandascope. For more about Anthony, click here.
For more info on the festival, click here.
To download the media release, click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!