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Burnley Open Day: July 17

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 22nd, 2011

17 July , 2011
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Australia’s best horticulture and environmental management courses – at your fingertips. At this year’s Burnley Open Day you’ll learn all you need to know about sustainable gardening and horticultural practice at Melbourne’s famous heritage-listed Burnley Gardens. Delivered in partnership by the University of Melbourne’s School of Land and Environment and Friends of Burnley Gardens, you’ll learn about our courses in horticulture and environmental management, listen to free lectures by horticultural experts, and attend specialist workshops, forums and seminars on leading sustainable gardening practice, including pruning, watering and fertilizers, and setting up a veggie plot. There’s even a range of activities for the kids.

More than just an Open Day. An experience for the whole family.

Program available soon! Complete the enquiry form to register your interest.

Sunday 17 July 2011, 10am-3pm

Global warming: an economic perspective

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 11th, 2008

GLOBAL WARMING – An economic perspective
12 seminars with Dr Jim Crosthwaite
Date: 2 September to 18 November, Tuesdays
Time 6.30 to 8.30
Location: Trades Hall

For details about the course and the MSCP evening series, go to:

Global Warming: An Economic Perspective seeks to answer two questions – how can the phenomena of human-made climate change be understood from an economic perspective and what sorts of changes in economic mindset, policy and individual practice need to be brought about to help galvanise urgent action? The course is aimed at anyone who accepts the proposition that there is no economy without a living environment, but who nonetheless feels disoriented by the welter of political proposals on offer within mainstream and non-mainstream debate.

Climate change is happening at a very fast rate. Melting of ice sheets and retreat of glaciers suggests that irreversible thresholds are being rapidly approached. The problem must be addressed quickly and deeply. This can only happen if governments around the world show strong leadership, avoid capture by vested interests, and address the major equity issues that will arise.

Economics like other disciplines can offer much in terms of understanding how the climate change problem arose, how it will affect future growth and development, how it can be stabilised, how to choose between technical options for mitigation and adaptation, and how international collective action can be achieved. Controversy rages amongst economists on these issues, not least because mainstream neo-classical economics has a different world view, as well as theories and methods to other economic schools such as ecological economics and political economy.

'Global Warming Much?' by kazzxcore