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Local Economy events in London – 14 & 17 September

The Economics of Happiness: Creating a More Equitable World 14th September 2016, 10am-5.30pm 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

What if human well-being didn’t have to be at the expense of the environment? What if we could simultaneously increase genuine prosperity, reduce social inequality, and tackle climate change? In this day-long seminar, we will share an alternative paradigm: ‘the economics of happiness’. Presentations and discussion will highlight human-scale economies and the steps—at the community, national, and international levels—that can bring us there. Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, Lawrence Bloom, Diego Isabel La Moneda, and Mike Smith.


Towards a Localised Future: A New Economy Convergence 17th September 2016, 9am-5pm 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

This workshop will provide an opportunity to take part in the rising global-to-local movement and to discuss the strategies required to move away from a corporate-led growth economy towards diverse local economies in service of people and planet. Learn about inspiring initiatives worldwide aimed at resisting global trade treaties and reclaiming our communities, cultures and natural environment. Meet others who care about democracy, social justice, fulfilling and dignified livelihoods, nutritious fresh food, and about passing on a healthy and diverse environment to our children. Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, Molly Scott Cato, James Skinner, Rupert Read, Bruno Lacey and Charlotte O’Connor.


Local Futures is a charitable organisation whose mission it is to protect and renew ecological and social well-being by promoting a systemic shift away from economic globalisation towards localisation. Through its ‘education for action’ programmes, Local Futures develops innovative models and tools to catalyse collaboration for strategic change at the community and international levels.

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