DATE: 17 October 2011, 20.00 – 22.00
PLACE: Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
No one denies that development is essential for poorer nations. But in the advanced economies there is mounting evidence that ever-increasing consumption adds little to human happiness and may even impede it. More urgently, it is now clear that the ecosystems that sustain our economies are collapsing under the impacts of rising consumption.
"Prosperity consists of our ability to flourish as human beings -- within the ecological limits of our finite planet," Tim Jackson writes. "The challenge for our society is to create the conditions under which this is possible. It is the most urgent task of our times."
Registration is required and entrance is free.