Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Revisiting the Limits to Growth.

At 2.00 pm. on Monday 5 November, the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy in partnership with Australia 21 and the Purves Environmental Fund will be presenting a forum entitled Revisiting the limits to growth: A global forecast for the next forty years.

The principal speaker will be Jorgen Randers, Professor of Climate Strategy from the BI Norwegian Business School, is one of the world's most respected and rigorous global systems experts. Forty years ago he co-wrote the best-selling environmental book of all time -- The Club of Rome's 1972 Limits to Growth, which set out different scenarios, including ones of overshooting and collapse, out to 2100.

Now, 40 years later, Randers asks the question: “What will the world look like in another 40 years?” His answer is in his new book, 2052 - A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years.

Following the presentation by Professor Randers, Paul Gilding will offer his perspectives. Paul Gilding recently published The Great Disruption, and also serves on the global faculty of the University of Cambridge's Program for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL). He argues that the world will embark on an emergency response to prevent environmental catastrophe. A member of Crawford School of Public Policy will also provide comments.

Registration may be effected here, where you can also find venue details.

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