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New Economics as if People Mattered
14 February, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm£3
How do we shift from a three to One Planet Living across the UK, in a way that is inclusive and creates sustainable prosperity for all? What will this look like and how can we achieve it? Must we divest just from fossil fuel reserves that we can’t afford to burn or from the much wider linear ‘extractive’ economy that this supports? What does that mean for the UK’s wider economic strategy – and, critically, can we be better off without getting bigger?
In a tantalising talk Jonathan Essex will describe a ‘circular economy’- with recycling at its core. How it will affect our relationship not just with our environment, but with each other, and with the rest of the world?
Jonathan Essex was elected Borough Councillor for Redhill East in 2010 and as Surrey’s first Green County Councillor in 2013 and is a member of the Green House Think Tank. Jonathan is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist who worked first in construction and more recently focusing on sustainability issues. Following work in Bangladesh and Vietnam he has worked to create new jobs reusing waste and measuring the impacts of UK construction with www.bioregional.com before leading a small team focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction and Urban Sustainability in Redhill.