University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Studies

University of Surrey


Greening Economics, Greening Society: What is the Role of the EU?

9 May 2013 - 10 May 2013


How can we alter our economies and societies to adapt to the environmental crisis? Climate change and biodiversity loss reveal the unsustainability of our economic and social models, and yet a truly green economy remains a long way off. The necessary social changes are equally distant, and debate between academics and policy-makers remains too often a ‘dialogue of the deaf.’

Centre for Research on the European Matrix (CRonEM) has won a grant from the Institute of Advanced Studies to host a multi-disciplinary workshop, which also crosses academic/policy-maker frontiers, on how to green the economy and society of the EU – not only a transnational political system in its own right, but a major shaper of the global economic order and international environment policy. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Prof Molly Scott Cato (Roehampton University) and Dr Miriam Kennett (Green Economics Foundation) , with policy-maker perspectives provided by, among others, Dr Mikael Karlsson, President of the European Environment Bureau.

The event is co-organised by University of Surrey scholars Prof Rosalind Malcolm (School of Law); Prof Stephen Morse (Centre for Environmental Strategy); Prof David Uzzell (School of Psychology) and Prof Alex Warleigh-Lack (CRonEM/School of Politics) together with Prof Simon Bell (Open University).