Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Green Economics Conference in Oxford 17th January 2011

Long Term Economics Issues and The Green Built Environment:
Risk, investment, the future, discounting, intergenerational equity.

The Green Economics Institute presents a one day Conference event/ Symposium which will bring together state of the art research and ideas about Long Term issues in Economics: Rural Urban Fringe, and the Built environment and construction on the 17th of January 2011 at the Green Economics Institute premises in Oxford.  

Themes and presentations include; planning for the long term, overcoming issues of planning for the long term, rural centric/urban centric perspectives, opportunities for sustainability in the Rural Urban Fringe, discounting, intergenerational equity, intragenerational equity, risk and the future, and investment.

Join us for an exciting day of innovation and lively discussion for research about the rural urban fringe!

This is a working symposium event, contributing to research for government policy on long-termism in economics and the Green Built environment, construction and spatial planning. The ideas and research will contribute to the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, leading to a policy briefing on the Rural Urban Fringe.

10:30am – 6 pm on the 17th January 2011
at The Green Economics Institute, The Old Music Hall, Oxford

£25.00 for students and concessions.
£35.00 for individual admission per person.
£60 per person for Invoices and payments by organisations and universities.

email greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com


Sean O'Hare said...

If you are going to the conference you had better show the other delegates this piece so that they know exactly the way things are going.

IPCC Green Doctor Prescribes End to Democracy to Solve Global Warming

Adrian Windisch said...

In any large group of people you will find some occasionally say something odd. Even occasionally Greens do.

This chap is not as far as I can tell a green, he doesn't speak for the greens. He is an academic discussing ideas, as they tend to do. So no need to get upset.

In comparison I can point to Ukip representatives who say the most ridiculous things. Just listen to them, or read there manifesto.




ukip housing policy based on reading tabloid headlines on 'benefit cheats'. http://www.ukip.org/media/pdf/UKIPwelfare.pdf

Sean O'Hare said...

The point was if we let the IPCC, EU Al Gore etc. get away with their global warming nonsense then this [the end of democracy] will happen regardless of whether or not he is a member of the Green Party.

I'm not currently carrying a torch for UKIP, but will follow your other links and report back.

Sean O'Hare said...

Hi Adrian,

I had already read the first of your links. I have now read the 2nd, but the 3rd one doesn't seem to work.

As I stated before I am not yet carrying a torch for UKIP, but may well decide to join later. You linked to a UKIP policy document on Welfare indicating that it was based on benefit cheats. I have read through this and the only references to benefit cheats I can find is in the section headed "The Problem" in which they link to tabloid headlines. They propose to eliminate fraud by simplifying the system (doing away with means testing). So saying it is based on benefit cheats is disingenuous.

Their manifesto at the last election http://www.ukip.org/media/pdf/UKIPwelfare.pdf was one of the most comprehensive I have read. While the EU does get blamed for quite a few of the country's ills I think they are right and it needs to be said repeatedly because people don't yet get it.

Now here http://lpuk.org/pages/manifesto.php is a manifesto I could really go for, but unfortunately it is far too radical to win over many.

Adrian Windisch said...

You site people like this academic and gore as though they spoke forvall greens. They do not.

Greens are not against democracy, though ukip may be.

Adrian Windisch said...

And so you reveal youself. You wont suport a party that you think are "radical". Actually its the greens that are radical, we would really change things for the better, not just the better off.

There are of course a smll number of benefit cheats. To find quotes about them in a ukip policy document rebeals a shameless populist desire for power. Wherr ate tje quotes about cororate criminals? It doesnt fit the agenda so gets ignored. Dont let facts stand in the way of selling some nutty extreme right wing ideas.

Instead look at studies of what is actually hapening, read academic or other reports. Base policy on what ia needed not on a knee jerk reaction.

Sean O'Hare said...

I would have voted for a LPUK candidate had there been one standing in my constituency. I didn't say they were too radical for me, I stated that they were too radical for many, meaning electoral success for them won't come easily. They propose lengthly transition periods to get to the ideal, but by defining the end goal they appear too radical.

The UKIP manifesto, compared with the three main parties and the Green Party is fairly libertarian in what is proposed so that's who I voted for.

I have just re-read your Green Party manifesto. It goes on about "equality" a lot doesn't it? Now "equality of opportunity" is a good thing, but maintaining equality by stealing tax of those that seize that opportunity to "redistribute" to those that don't is hardly fair. If you let the entrepreneurs keep their cash they will invest it and get richer while the shirkers get poorer. Equality no more! That's the way of the world and as it should be.

Adrian Windisch said...

Some call it reaganomincs, the rich will spend more and so the poor will benefit. Unfortunately we have had decades of this. The poor have remained poor while the rich have got very very rich.

I suggest you learn more about green ecomics before you say any more.

Sean O'Hare said...

I have read the Green Party Manifesto 2010. Aside from the obvious emphasis on green issues it has a socialist near communist agenda and is a total anathema to me.

Adrian Windisch said...

If the Green party is not for you I wonders why you spend so much time hear?

I don't find it anything like communist. You should give a reference when you make statements like this.

Communists don't want any private ownership of anything, we are all for small business. Lab and Tory have all said they want to support the NHS, so do we. Some extremists like Daniel Hannan MEP think its rubbish, maybe he should join ukip.

Sean O'Hare said...

If the Green party is not for you I wonders why you spend so much time hear

I will be spending less time from now on. Thanks for letting me rant!