Planet Under Pressure - Inside the anti-growth lobby
We went; we saw; now help us conquer the anti-growth lobby by viewing our brand new video on Planet Under Pressure 2012
Planet Under 2012 – a conference bringing together some 3,000 people – took place at London’s ExCel centre last week with the intention of discussing “solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway.”
It didn’t disappoint.
Reckless spending; increased taxation; more red tape; heightened regulation; breaking down the division between private and public ownership; the implementation of ‘Non-growth economic models’ – just some of the policies not-so-much whispered, but bellowed, inside the conference centre’s walls.
And this wasn’t coming from a bunch of deadbeat, peripheral activists. On the contrary, the horses’ mouths included those of Caroline Spelman (British Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Sir John Beddington (UK Chief Scientific Advisor), Rowan Douglas (CEO, Global Analytics, Willis Re UK), Lord Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal) and Lord Anthony Giddens (Professor, London School of Economics).
That said, in clichéd style, we save the best till last: it’s your money that’s helping to pay for the dissemination of this anti-growth message.
Check out the video we made over the four days we spent there. Warning: not for the faint hearted!
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