Emmanuel Prinet, Vanessa Timmer and Bill Rees are taking part in the UN Commission on Sustainable Development meeting (2-14 May 2010), which includes a focus on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). Emmanuel is the official nongovernmental organization (NGO) representative on the Canadian delegation. He and Vanessa are engaged in shaping the NGO position on SCP, and Vanessa is presenting in the inter-governmental plenary on behalf of the NGOs in the Interlinkages dialogue. Bill Rees is part of a high-level expert workshop on the green economy and sustainability with the UN Division on Sustainable Development. Bill is also speaking at the United Nations as part of a Side Event which One Earth is co-hosting on “Eco-footprints and Solid Waste: Making tracks to achieve sustainable patterns of production and consumption” with the Worldwatch Institute, UN-Habitat and UNEP.
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One Earth Director Vanessa Timmer is speaking at the De-Growth Conference in Vancouver on the 1st of May. The De-growth conference builds on similar conferences that have been held in Paris and Barcelona, and examine what a viable economic, social and ecological system will look like. ”The evidence is overwhelming that unlimited industrial growth is no longer possible. Our challenge now is to find ways to shrink the overall size of the economy without creating unemployment and poverty.” Vanessa’s presentation focuses on applying our knowledge of social change to inform the de-growth movement, and on sharing One Earth’s projects and United Nations activities.
See sisters Vanessa and Dagmar on TV about sustainability issues in Greater Vancouver! The current show looks at the water cycle. They have also co-hosted shows about the region’s growth strategy and our “Zero Waste Challenge.” To watch these shows online, see Metro Vancouver’s The Sustainable Region or GVTV. For upcoming shows, email email@example.com with a blank subject line and in the message body: join gvtv firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Earth Director Vanessa Timmer presented the closing address at the TTI Vanguard conference “More from Less” (1-2 October 2009, Jersey City, USA). She addressed the 150 technology leaders from the public and private sectors about the need to move beyond efficiency towards a transformative redesign of our technologies, lifestyles, economies and societies. She shared One Earth’s initiative, “Rethinking the Good Life,” a systemic change initiative to scale up, at the North American level, the pace of positive change on consumption and production issues.