economics

Good Rather than 'less bad' The Ellen Macarthur Foundation launches conference on the 'circular approach'

On the 2nd of September 2010 at the Science Museum in London, Ellen MacArthur shared the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s enthusiasm for Circular Economy with guests including Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Douwe Jan Joustra a representative from the Dutch Government and a number of UK and European business leaders. The ceremony kicked off a new chapter of the former round-the-world record holder’s exceptional career:

Mini-conference:

 

Tuesday 28th September 2010, Bristol UK, 10am - 5pm

In this mini-conference, we will explore the concept of global equity in the light of Earth’s biophysical limits. Participants bring experience and knowledge of community engagement, policy and politics, economics, environmental science, systems analysis, and more, promising broad and deep discussions.

LSE Podcast: The Future of Global Capitalism, Convergence or Divergence Across the World

This podcast brings together Martin Jacques, Professor Michael Cox, and Professor Robert Wade to debate the changing nature and form of modern capitalism and to explore some of the challenges that will confront capitalism in the years ahead. Martin Jacques is the author of When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Michael Cox is professor of international relations and co-director of LSE IDEAS. Robert Wade is Professor of International Political Economy at LSE.

LSE podcast: The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda

The subprime crisis and the global recession are receding. But what will be their long-term consequences? What future awaits globalization, international relations, and the market economy? What are the global trends of crisis policies and what do they mean for the post-crisis world? These fundamental questions will be addressed at an evening debate that will offer both the big global picture and the view from the new EU Commissioner for Trade.

Book of the Month

In this Month's jaunt in the world of convergence related publications I came across "Economic Globalisation and Human Rights". As the CONVERGE project evolves we will come through our research towards knowing more about this hugely relevant subject, but for now, I content myself to have a read of this book and recommend it as book of the week for the CONVERGE project. Feel free to comment with your reviews and thoughts on this one!

"Economic globalisation is one of the guiding paradigms of the twenty-first century. The challenge it implies for human rights is fundamental, and key questions have up to now received no satisfying answers. How can human rights protect human dignity when economic globalisation has an adverse impact on local living conditions?

Podcast from LSE: The Future of Global Capitalism, Convergence or Divergence Across the World

This event brings together Martin Jacques, Professor Michael Cox, and Professor Robert Wade to debate the changing nature and form of modern capitalism and to explore some of the challenges that will confront capitalism in the years ahead. Martin Jacques is the author of When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Michael Cox is professor of international relations and co-director of LSE IDEAS. Robert Wade is Professor of International Political Economy at LSE.

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