Green economy  |  Events  |  17.10.2011

Prosperity without growth with Tim Jackson

This debate with Tim Jackson, the author of the book “Prosperity without Growth?” is organized with the support of Green foundation Oikos and the city of Ghent. This book is a substantially revised and updated version of Jackson's controversial study for the Sustainable Development Commission where the author analyses the complex relationships between growth, the environmental crises and social recession. 

EVENT: Debate

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."

Speakers:

  • Tim Jackson
  • Caroline Copers, FGTB Trade Union
  • Jean Pierre De Leener, climate expert
  • Koen Bouckaert, Alpro
  • Isabel Vertriest, Oxfam World Shop

Registration is required and entrance is free.