September, 2021

23sep11:00 am3:00 pmTRANSFORM OUR ECONOMY FOR PEOPLE AND PLANETAn event about the transformational economic strategy which we need to build wellbeing for all, stop greenhouse gas emissions and protect nature in Scotland. Organiser: Friends of the Earth Scotland Event Type:Webinar & Talks

Event Details

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About this event

Confirmed speakers include

• Lorna Slater MSP, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity

• Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics; Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

• Professor Christine Cooper, Professor of Accounting, University of Edinburgh

As the Scottish Government prepares a new strategy which seeks to transform the economy, we meet to explore the implications for policy of setting high-level purposes like ending our contribution to climate change, reducing inequalities and delivering wellbeing for all. What has to change to achieve them? How can we bridge the current mismatch between language and actions?

If the drivers of global heating, biodiversity loss and growing inequalities lie in the economy, so also do the solutions. Scotland has an opportunity now to identify these solutions and how they can be implemented.

The SNP and Scottish Greens have said that “meeting our climate targets and delivering a green economic recovery from Covid, protecting and restoring our environment, and re-orienting our economy towards wellbeing and fair work should be the basis of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation”.

Time

(Thursday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Organiser

Friends of the Earth Scotland"Scotland's leading environmental campaigning organisation, working for environmental & climate justice and campaigning for the planet and its people."0131 243 2700 Friends of the Earth Scotland, Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

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