May 9th 2019 Conference

May 9, 2019 at 09:30 — 16:30 (BST)

Systems Connections: the Wellbeing Economy and Climate Emergency 

"Our climate is changing faster than we are. We need to speed up. The Rapid Transition Alliance is a new, global initiative learning from where, when and how good things happen quickly".

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor of Sustainability Iceland, Vala Ragnarsdottir -  Wellbeing Economy contributions to Climate Emergency strategies 
  • Andrew Simms from the Rapid Transition Alliance - Collaborative Action for a new economy
  • Jennifer Hinton, Adapt Econ II project and the Post Growth Institute - Growing the Social Economy for Strong Sustainability 

The day combines presentations, discussion and activities. Themed workshops will include:

  • Psychology, Wellbeing and Change
  • Making Peace with Nature 
  • Climate Emergency policy demands 
  • New Economy strategies 

Participants will have the chance to work with some systems approaches in these facilitated workshops. Each theme will be introduced with a short 10 minute presentation.

Outline Agenda

9.30 – 10.00 am                      Coffee and mingle

10.00 – 10.15                          Welcome and introduction to the day

10.15 – 11.00                          Wellbeing Economy & Climate Emergency: making connections

                                                To include short interactive session

11.00                                       COFFEE

11.30 – 12.30                          Breakout session: making connections between participants and linking our work to conference themes

12.30 - 1.00                            Strong Sustainability and the Social Economy

1.00 - 2.00                              BUFFET LUNCH

2.00 – 3.00                              Plenary interview: Collaborative Action for a new economy

3.00 – 4.00                              Workshops as above with tea available

4.00 – 4.30                              Short remarks from the panel and the floor

4.30                                         CLOSE


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