Sustainability in Crisis 26th-28th Sept 2011 Murray Edwards College, Cambridge


Keynote speakers to include:

Andy Atkins – Friends of the Earth,

Paul Chambers – Sustainable Development Commission

Juliet Davenport – Founder and Chief Executive of Good Energy,

Paul Ekins – Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at UCL Energy Institute,

Satish Kumar – Resurgence, Schumacher College

Bill McKibben – co-founder of

Ann Pettifor – New Economics Foundation and Director of Advocacy InternationalBeyond technological innovation and global political manoeuvring, it is increasingly apparent that achieving sustainability will involve deep-seated socio-economic and cultural challenges.  Sustainability in Crisis provides a forum for debate about how to move forward together on this issue, bringing in the distinctive contribution of religious groups. While religions have been, and still are, complicit in the problems, at their best they can inspire, educate and mobilise people and communities into truly transformative activity. How can they be helped to do so?

Jointly organised by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE), Sustainability in Crisis will draw on academics and expert practitioners to identify the core action and policy priorities facing us as we confront a crisis of sustainability. Major themes discussed will be the facilitation of responsible consumption, the priorities for governance and the role of the business sector, with a consideration of the global context of our actions. 

For media enquiries, please contact Clare Redfern (01223 741276) or Douglas Leckie (01223 740929)


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