Is economic growth essential for wellbeing? Speaker Meeting – Tuesday 31st January

The next APPG on Wellbeing Economics speaker meeting will be held on Tuesday 31st January, in the Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, SW1A 0AA.

We have an eminent panel who will discuss whether economic growth is essential to our wellbeing in the short and long-term; whether it is possible to move to a new economic model where growth, as currently understood, becomes unnecessary; and how we could we achieve greater wellbeing under such a model.

Our panelists will be:

– Tim Jackson: Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and the author of ‘Prosperity Without Growth

– Anna Coote: Head of social policy for the new economics foundation, and lead author of the nef publication, ‘21 hours: Why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century’.

David Skelton: Deputy Director of the think tank ‘Policy Exchange’

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortuantely, Lord Robert Skidelsky, who was previously billed to speak is now unable to attend due to unforeseen scheduling problems.

The full details of the event are:

“Is economic growth essential for wellbeing?”
3:30-4:45pm, Tuesday 31st January
Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall,
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, SW1A 0AA.
Speakers: Professor Tim Jackson, Anna Coote, David Skelton
Chair: Jo Swinson MP

The meeting is open to the public; however, spaces may be limited. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by clicking here.

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