For Immediate Release
Ecological Economics and the Threat of Constant Growth
This press conference titled, 'Ecological Economics and the Threat of Constant Growth,' will invite COP26 to embrace ecological economics and challenge the neoclassical economic paradigm that has led to climate catastrophe.
Stream can be found here: https://unfccc-cop26.streamworld.de/program . Look for the organization: ISEE, Type: Press Conference, Time: 5:45 PM.
Said host Raya Salter, attorney and author of ‘Energy Justice’, “The Earth simply cannot continue to absorb the externalities of growth economics; ecological economics instead prioritizes people, nature and planet.”
NeoClassical growth economics, and its assumption that the Earth will always absorb waste and pollution on an ever growing scale has led the world to climate crisis and the brink of collapse. Ecological economics offers alternatives that focus on the preservation of natural capital, sustainability and well-being. This program discusses how ecological economics presents policy solutions that can work to resolve humanity’s urgent environmental and social problems.
Raya is an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, is widely published on matters of energy regulation and the author of "Energy Justice" (2018).She has over 15 years experience of energy regulatory experience, both in private practice (Dewey & LeBoeuf) and for NGOs, including the NY Renews Coaltion, NRDC and the Environmental Defense Fund.
She is an environmental justice advisor to the House Oversight and Natural Resource Committees and has testified twice before congress. Raya went viral after standing her ground against the GOP during a big oil hearing. IG: ClimateAuntie Twitter/LinkedIn: Raya Salter; RayaSalter.com Wesleyan University, Fordham Law.