Green Growth or No Growth: Charting a sustainable economic future
Event Date: January 20, 2011
We face serious environmental and economic challenges. People are looking for answers in a green economic future.Can the Earth support an ever-growing economy? Can we shift to ‘green growth’ for a healthier environment and economy? What would it look like? Four of the world’s top economic experts debate one of the critical questions of our time. CBC Radio's Paul Kennedy, host of Ideas, moderated a live debate at the University of Ottawa on January 20th, 2011. CBC Radio One aired the episode on February 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm, and it was re-broadcast on May 9, 2011. From Thursday, February 3, the program will be available as an on-demand audio stream. It can be accessed at any time on the IDEAS website by scrolling to the program title at the February 2 date. The title will be clickable once the link is posted. It will lead to a "Listen to Green Growth or No Growth" button. The program will be available as an audio stream for two years. Participants include four globally prominent economic experts: Peter VictorAuthor of Managing Without Growth: Slower By Design, Not Disaster, professor (and former Dean) at York University, and former Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ontario government.