October 6th, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Gus Speth at The Next Economy Conference
Location: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH | Authors: James Gustave Speth
Gus Speth will speak at the After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy Conference at Oberlin College on October 6-8. Gus will speak as part of a panel on October 6 at 3:30PM. Gus will also join Ted Howard and Gar Alperovitz on a panel titled, "Changing the economic system," at 8:15 AM on October 7. The event summary: The transformation from the fossil-fuel powered economy is underway, driven by mounting evidence of rapid climate change and accelerating advances and opportunities in clean energy technology. But will the post-fossil fuel economy be prosperous, fair, durable, and resilient? What political economic and social changes must we make to ensure its success? A remarkable gathering of many of the worlds leading thinkers, political figures, economists, investors, philanthropists, business leaders, educators, and public intellectuals will explore those questions in depth at a three-day conference in October at Oberlin College. They will discuss what changes are urgently needed to spur a successful transition to a sustainable resilient, prosperous and equitable economy driven by safe, renewable energy. The goals of this unique conference are bold: to transcend ideological and political differences, to highlight effective strategies, and to mobilize support for building the next economy.