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Green Economics Institute Progressive economics In association with Gower Management Publishing, Ashgate Academic Press, Zed Books, Inderscience Publishers of academic journals, Campinas University Brazil, and Earth Spirit, European Network of Political Foundations, Venice International University The Green Economics Institute presents /Back by popular demand: Green Economics Retreat and Green Economics Well Being Conference Earth Spirit, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK 5 – 7 November 2010 Photo: The Somerset Levels ecosystem Exploring 10,000 years of human economic activity and its impacts using the farm and the ancient landscape of the Somerset levels as examples. This year we will feature the ecology, physical changes and their impacts on economics as well as the impacts of human economic activity on the environment.
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Focus on Green Economics Solutions to social and environmental justice and a focus on the developing world : exploring the cases of South Africa, Nigeria and Nepal, Pakistan This is a relaxed and reflective weekend based on the practical and physical aspects of economic well being, with field excursions to the Peat Moors Centre and Sweet Track the oldest road in Europe Photo: Glastonbury Torr Speaker sessions Last years retreat- typical programme example: Dr Susan Canney Oxford University Biodiversity and Ecosystem Specialist, leads a wildlife walk and an interactive session on Experiencing Value, recent experiences in Uganda. Shifting perspective: from mechanism to holism This session will focus on Earth system/Gaian science to explore the shift from a mechanistic, reductionistic world-view to more holistic approaches; and what this means to us in the here and now of our every-day lives, both individually and as members of human and planetary societies and using Green Economics as a model to guide us. The greater part of this session
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