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The Economics of Sustainability: Emerging Models for a Health Planet

Building momentum after the People’s Climate March and U.N. Climate Summit, WECAN International and the Praxis Peace Institute will hold ‘The Economics of Sustainability: Emerging Models for a Health Planet’ Conference in San Francisco, California between October 6th and 9th, 2014.

Recognizing that addressing the climate crisis requires an entirely new economic structure and vision, the conference will seek to answer the central question:

How will we mitigate the effects of climate change and build a new economy in a way that honors the Earth and puts people before profit?

The Conference will include workshops, networking meetings, action groups, and outstanding presentations from economists, scientists, activists, and leaders in the environmental movement. Ultimately, the goal of the multi-day event is to launch a platform for systemic economic, cultural, and political change, and to provide a space for organizations and individual to work collaboratively in this pursuit.

Osprey Orielle Lake, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WECAN International, will present a keynote speech at the event, surrounding the theme ‘Rights of Nature and Earth Economics’.

“If our environmental law and economic systems were working we would not be in this multitude of crises. We need our legal and economic frameworks to abide to by laws of Nature and to address social injustice,” explained Lake, providing a sneak peak into her presentation at the conference.


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