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Development, Sustainability and Environment

Combining workshops, documentary footage and discussions this conference will examine the relevance of environmentalism in the new millenium.

In the last 20 years environmental thinking has become very much a part of our every day lives. The term 'sustainable development' has entered the mainstream and is used to guide policy in both the developed and developing world. Yet whilst we in the West enjoy a safe, clean, pleasant environment coupled with high living standards the developing world is being discouraged from aspiring to anything more than basic needs. So what is sustainable development and what are its consequences? What is current in environmental thought?
Combining a workshop on Film training with a global edge, documentary footage from Africa and the Middle East and a series of discussions this conference will examine the relevance of environmentalism in the new millenium and will ask if development to western standards is possible for the developing world.

Discussion sessions include
Energy Futures with Sir Bernard Ingham, Keith Barnham and Ian Burdon;
Aspirations for the Developing World with Ceri Dingle and Geoff Parkin; and
Keynote debate sponsored by the RSA: What Future for Environmentalism? with Viv Regan, Roger Higman and Tony Gilland.


Dr Caspar Hewett | talks | www
Sir Bernard Ingham | talks | www
Professor Keith Barnham | talks
Ian Burdon | talks
Ceri Dingle | talks | www
Dr Geoff Parkin | talks
Ms Viv Regan | talks | www
Roger Higman | talks | www
Mr Tony Gilland | talks | www


Date and Time:

15 October 2005 at 9:00 am


Full Day



Devonshire Building
Devonshire Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Organised by:

The Great Debate
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Available from:

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NE10 8HD

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£5 Day Ticket includes buffet lunch and drinks reception

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