11 Oct 2015

The Age of Resilience: An Economic Conundrum

From Sunday 4 'til 8, 4:06 pm on 11 October 2015

Economic production systems and consumption patterns are both a problem and the potential solution to climate change. Economics can be used to drive change by aligning incentives, sparking innovation and encouraging transformation throughout the production/consumption chain. Humankind has irrevocably altered the planet's natural systems.

In this panel we ask the question - can we use that same human power to unleash true "Green Growth" and achieve a high and sustainable level of human well-being? Today's panel, recorded in Auckland, includes French guests Pierre Ducret, Professor Catherine Larrère and New Zealand guests Dr Suzi Kerr, and Fraser Whinerary. Kim Hill is in the chair and she begins by reading out the introduction to a recent New Yorker article by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Fraser Whinerary, Catherine Larrère, Kim Hill, Pierre Ducret and Suzi Kerr at the Auckland Museum

Fraser Whinerary, Catherine Larrère, Kim Hill, Pierre Ducret and Suzi Kerr at the Auckland Museum Photo: Andrea Webley