Tim Jackson, a professor of Sustainable Development and author of the book, “Prosperity Without Growth“, argues it’s time to re-think the very notion of growth and what it means to be genuinely prosperous.
Spending money we don’t have, on things that we don’t need, to make impressions that don’t last, on people we don’t care about.
Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE). Since 2004, Jackson has been Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission and is the author of their controversial and groundbreaking report, now updated and expanded in the book, “Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet”. In addition to his academic work, he is an award-winning playwright with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC.
Nick Rowley is a Director of Kinesi, a Sydney-based firm working with government and private clients on tackling the climate problem and achieving measureable, reportable and verifiable greenhouse emission reductions. Previously, Rowley has worked for more than ten years at the centre of government on sustainability, climate change and broader policy and political strategy in Australia and the UK, as an advisor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and NSW Premier Bob Carr.
Tim Flannery is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written many award-winning books including “The Future Eaters”, “Throwim Way Leg and Country”. In 2005, “The Weather Makers” was published and became an international bestseller. He is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, the National Geographic Society’s Australasian representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. In January 2007 Tim Flannery was named Australian of the Year and from 2007 to 2010 he was Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council.