Sustainable Prosperity and University of Ottawa are hosting a live debate on Green Growth: Can Profits help the Planet.

The debate will feature four of North America’s top experts on this vital issue.  It will take place Tuesday April 29th, 3:30pm at uOttawa.  An edited version (with audience questions) will be broadcast at a later date on CBC Radio’s Ideas.  

To register to attend, or for more information, see below.

Can we reconcile a growing economy with a finite planet? Can we shift to ‘green growth’ for a healthier environment and economy? If so, how?

CBC Radio’s Paul Kennedy, host of Ideas, moderates a debate at the University of Ottawa, on one of the most critical questions of our time.  The participants are four of the continents leading experts on this issue:

  • Nancy Olewiler.  Economics Professor and Director of the Public Policy School at Simon Fraser University; author of widely-read books on environmental and resource economics;  ACT Board member and Co-Founder.
  • Avrim Lazar.  Former CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada; led the industry’s major shift towards sustainability.
  • Joshua Farley.  Economics Professor, University of Vermont; author ofEcological Economics, Principles and Applications (with Herman Daly)
  • Stewart Elgie.  Professor of Law & Economics and Director of the Environment institute, University of Ottawa;  Chair of Sustainable Prosperity.

Date: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

Location:  Faculty of Social Sciences, Room 4007, University of Ottawa, 120 University Private.

Space is limited, registration is required.


To register for the event, or for more information, please go to www.sustainableprosperity.caThe debate will be only in English.