How do we survive tomorrow?

  • Start Date: October 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • End Date: October 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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  • Location: A40 Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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A conversation about Energy Transformation and the future of local and national economies.

The election transformed British politics unexpectedly, with a groundswell of support for social justice policies put forward by the new leaders of the Labour Party. That said, the most serious problems facing British and global society are hardly being mentioned or considered by politicians or in the media at all.

To a considerable extent the Brexit obsession is a distraction from the much greater potential catastrophes of climate change, environmental crisis and an urgent need to change our energy, food and transport systems. Meanwhile, despite the need to turn away from fossil fuels the government is fixated on extreme energy techno-fixes like fracking which would turn large areas of the country into gas fields.

What then are the alternative policies and approaches to promote greater social justice and positive environmental change? What is the potential implied by new energy technologies? And what are the limits and constraints? In a new balance between the local and the national, what has to be changed in the window still open to us?

This will begin as a conversation between two longstanding critical spirits and activists Alan Simpson, the Shadow Chancellor’s Advisor on Sustainable Economics, and Brian Davey, Ecological economist and member of Feasta. The event will be chaired by Andreas Bieler, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at Nottingham University.

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