Join 500,000 Canadians tonight (May 27) for a national radio debate on Green Growth, on CBC’s “Ideas” program at 9 PM. See below for more details.
The show features a live debate that took place at a major conference in Ottawa last month on Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity – Policy Innovation for Greening Growth, which brought together some of the world’s biggest thinkers on this issue.
CBC IDEAS WITH PAUL KENNEDY – PREMIERS TONIGHT – May 27 9PM
GREEN GROWTH: CAN PROFITS HELP THE PLANET?
It’s widely acknowledged that unfettered economic growth is impossible. Yet our reliance on fossil fuels and a growth-based economy seem intractable. So is the notion of “green growth” the answer? Is there a way to capitalize on capitalist motives and practices and live sustainably? IDEAS host Paul Kennedy hosts a panel at the University of Ottawa which wrestles with these very questions.
Tuesday, May 27 – 9PM
ACCELERATING CANADA’S PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW CLIMATE ECONOMY
JEREMY OPPENHEIM KEYNOTE
Don’t miss the powerful speech by Jeremy Oppenheim, Director of the major new Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate. He makes a compelling case for the economic opportunities offered by the new climate economy, and issues a stern warning to Canada on the risks of ignoring those opportunities. This inspiring speech was covered in the Globe and Mail.
BIG IDEAS TO SHARE
Videos from the conference are now online. Check out our website for inspiring teaching materials from leading scholars on green economy.
ON THE BLOG
10 BIG HIGHLIGHTS
We asked some of the most prominent environment-economy thinkers in the world for their “Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity” — and wow, did they ever think big.