De-growth Vancouver Event: Can working less slow down climate change ?

Join Degrowth Vancouver on March 6th for a group and panel discussion with David Rosnick,Bill Reese and Tom Walker. David Rosnick recently authored a research paper that is getting a lot of media attention “Reduced Work Hours as a Means of Slowing Climate Change.” David Rosnick will be joining us via interactive video conferencing.

Panelists:
Bill Reese
Tom Walker
David Rosnick (via video conference)

Here is more news on the research paper
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/02/08/business-environment-work.html

To reserve a seat please click here:
http://www.de-growth.com/reserve.htm

When: Wednesday March 6th
Where: WISE Hall 1682 Adanac
7pm – 9pm
For more information please contact Conrad Schmidt 604 346 1328

David Rosnick:

David Rosnick is an Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and an M.A. in Economics from George Washington University. He has written numerous policy papers including “The Burden of Social Security Taxes and the Burden of Excessive Health Care Costs” with Dean Baker, March 2005; “Poor Numbers: The Impact of Trade Liberalization on World Poverty”, with Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker, November 2004; “NAFTA at Ten: The Recount,” with Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker, March 2004; and “Black Swans, Conspiracy Theories, and the Quixotic Search for Fraud: A Look at Hausmann and Rigobon’s Analysis of Venezuela’s Referendum Vote” with Mark Weisbrot and Todd Tucker, September 2004; and “The Forty-Four Trillion Dollar Deficit Scare,” with Dean Baker, September 2003.

Bill Reese:

William Rees is a Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His teaching and research emphasize the public policy and planning implications of global environmental trends and the necessary ecological conditions for sustaining socioeconomic activity. Much of his work is in the realm of ecological economics and human ecology. He is best known in this field for his invention of ‘ecological footprint analysis’, a quantitative tool that estimates humanity’s ecological impact on the ecosphere in terms of appropriated ecosystem (land and water) area. Dr. Rees was awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize (1996) in acknowledgement of his research achievements.

In 2012, Rees won the Blue Planet Prize – the coveted award given to global leaders who make a difference in safeguarding biodiversity.

Tom Walker:

Tom Walker teaches courses in Labour and the Environment and Collective Bargaining in the Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has been a peace and social justice activist since the 1960s. His research on the history of the debate around working time, environmental externalities and social costs has been published in the Marshall Studies Bulletin , the Review of Social Economics, and in Working Time: Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives. His essay and policy proposal, “Time on the Ledger: Social Accounting for the Good Society,” is forthcoming this May in Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-first Century: Principles and Policies published by Palgrave MacMillan.

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