One Earth Director Vanessa Timmer is speaking at the De-Growth Conference in Vancouver on the 1st of May. The De-growth conference builds on similar conferences that have been held in Paris and Barcelona, and examine what a viable economic, social and ecological system will look like. ”The evidence is overwhelming that unlimited industrial growth is no longer possible. Our challenge now is to find ways to shrink the overall size of the economy without creating unemployment and poverty.” Vanessa’s presentation focuses on applying our knowledge of social change to inform the de-growth movement, and on sharing One Earth’s projects and United Nations activities.
You can read the NGO and Youth reports for the CSD-18 (May 2010), CSD-19 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting (March 2011), the Second Preparatory Committee for Rio+20 (PrepCom 2), and CSD-19 (May 2011) here: http://rcen.ca/public-participation/engo-and-youth-delegates-to-the-un-commission-on-sustainable-development
For more information on the Commission on Sustainable Development, please visit http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/csd.html.
In January 2009, the Government of Canada initiated the process of developing a Canadian Framework for Sustainable Consumption and Production. The latest draft of the Framework can be downloaded here. Emmanuel Prinet represents One Earth on Canada’s SCP Framework Advisory Committee.
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