A Presentation from Day 1 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013

Win Win Impossible Futures

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According to the poet TS Elliot, “human kind cannot cope with too much reality”. The temptation breakouts to adapt our view of reality to what we can cope with emotionally, while simultaneously wanting to believe that we can deliver solutions that will be profitable and create lots of jobs, has led to the widespread acceptance and pursuit of ‘sustainability strategies’ some of which are serious departures from reality. The workshop will explore common non viable and impractical ideas for escaping from serious sustainability predicaments.


Steve Marsden, Head of Sustainability, University Campus Suffolk, Brian Davey, Freelance Ecological Economist, FEASTA (Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability) and Nick Bardsley, Lecturer in Climate Change Economics, University of Reading.