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Greening Humanity: Science, innovation, ethics and the green economy

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Welcome to ‘Greening Humanity’, an international conference hosted by the Eugenides Foundation

14- 16 October 2010

The Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece

Climate change and the world economic crisis have created new challenges for economic development to add to the old ones. The objective of sustainable development (Green Economy) has become as important as the fight against disease, hunger, poverty and social deprivation, indeed it has become part of that agenda. The ethical dimension of development and the role that science and innovation play in fostering it are essential in turning need into opportunity. Yet they are crowded out of the global policy agenda by priorities that are arguably of lesser importance. This conference will attempt to close a gap in the global policy making debate. Focussing on the contribution of science and innovation to sustainable development we will explore how academic and policy insights from the fields of ethics, economics and regulation can facilitate the achievement of these ends.

To open the conference, Professor Sir John Sulston (Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2002), Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester, UK, gave a public lecture entitled, "The University's Essential Role in Greening Humanity".

Public lecture transcript

Now available to download - full transcript of the Professor John Sulston's public lecture entitled "The University's Essential Role in Greening Humanity"

  • The University's Essential Role in Greening Humanity: Word ¦ PDF [86KB]

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