Public Lecture - Steering the transition from the industrial to ecological age: practical strategies and policies to try to mitigate economic and resource constraint dangers

Monday 12 December 2011 - 18:00
University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London, W1B 2UW

Peter Head, Chair of the Institute for Sustainability (London) and Executive Chair of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, will present his analysis of how 9bn people could live sustainably on the planet in 2050 and the feedback from presenting this in 30 countries. He will discuss policies and investments needed, and how a fast transition is required from using non-renewable resource wastefully and polluting the planet towards using renewable resources efficiently in closed loops. Calling this a transition towards the Ecological Age, he will argue that the current speed of change is inadequate, with risks of economic collapse looming. He will explain his personal move to set up The Ecological Sequestration Trust, a new UK Charity, to provide open-source tools to help accelerate this change and facilitate the demonstration of what this can achieve on the ground as quickly as possible for the benefit of local communities. He will describe new interconnected urban-rural development models and the opportunities to decouple continuing human development from GDP growth.

The event is free but registration essential. To register: