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James Gustave Speth

James Gustave Speth

James Gustave "Gus" Speth is the former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, founder and president of the World Resources Institute, and cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He has also been administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, chair of the U.N. Development Group, professor of law at Georgetown University, and chair of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality in the Carter administration. He currently teaches at Vermont Law School, and is a senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative where he is co-chair of the Next System Project. He is also distinguished senior fellow with Demos, associate fellow with the Tellus Insitute, and the recipient of numerous environmental awards. His previous books include America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy, and the award-winning The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability and Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment.

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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 world’s 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.

Category: Science, Nature & Environment | Biography & Memoir | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Panel 
Book: Angels by the River - A Memoir 

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