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Reducing Inequality in a Sustainable World

March 5, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm PST

A conference sponsored by the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) As the global movement for sustainability is gaining steam, inequality continues growing rapidly. How can we slow inequality and poverty while increasing the sustainability of our living patterns and economies? This conference brings together economists, sociologists, ecologists, anthropologists, planners, and policymakers to outline the issues and discuss potential solutions. Three panels address sustainability and inequality from the perspective of cities and regions, measurement, and global growth. The goal of the conference is not just to expose the hard tradeoffs between environmental sustainability and economic growth and equity, but also to offer the possibility of transformation via alternative frameworks for measurement and action. The day begins with a keynote address by Sivan Kartha of the Stockholm Environment Institute, followed by three panels that address sustainability and inequality from the perspective of cities and regions, measurement, and global growth. To reserve your place at the conference, please contact iurdconference@gmail.com. Morning Keynote: Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Sivan Kartha is a Senior Scientist in SEI’s U.S. Centre. He was co-leader of the SEI-wide research theme Reducing Climate Risk from 2009-2013. His research and publications for the past 20 years have focused on technological options and policy strategies for addressing climate change, and he has concentrated most recently on equity and efficiency in the design of an international climate regime. His most recent work has involved the elaboration of the Greenhouse Development Rights approach to burden-sharing in the global climate regime – an approach that places the urgency of the climate crisis in the context of the equally dire development crisis afflicting the world’s poor majority. He is an author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group III), co-leading the chapter on Sustainable Development and Equity. >> Register here


March 5, 2015
7:30 am - 6:30 pm PST


Institute of Urban and Regional Development
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