Webinar with Peter Brown on Environment Day

To celebrate the Environment’s Day, ECI Secretariat is organizing a webinar with Prof. Peter Brown as part of the Road to Rio webinars.

This webinar will take place on June 5th at 20:00hrs GMT (4pm New York time).  (You can convert to your local time using this time converter:  www.thetimezoneconverter.com )

Peter Brown will present and discuss his findings from a research, done with the Capital Institute, which uses the Earth Charter as a framework for rethinking economics, finance, governance, law, and ethics.  It argues that all five Western versions of these frameworks rest on assumptions that came to the fore in the Enlightenment; and that these assumptions have been undercut by scientific discoveries of the last two centuries, especially in the second half of the 20th century.    As a result they can be regarded as scientific and metaphysical orphans—for their parents have died but they have not. 

In his opinion, attempts to formulate a “green economy” and related ideas are neither deep nor wide enough to fashion an exit from the current step decline in life’s prospects, since they neither question nor provide alternative assumptions. 

Prof. Peter Brown’s teaching, research, and service are concerned with ethics, governance, and the protection of the environment.  His appointments at McGill University in Canada are in the School of Environment, the Department of Geography, and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.   Find in this link his bio and publications. 

To participate in this webinar just click this link:

Click on the “Launch Class” button, and then write your name and country (e.g. MaryCanada) and then enter the virtual room.