Government Budgets As If Sustainability Mattered – Webinar

Date and Time: Thu, May 18, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Eric Miller’s Brief on Budgeting: http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ELP-Brief-Budgeting.pdf

 

Webinar Recording

 

Government budgets report on spending and revenue. Yet they usually fail to report on built capital, human capital, and natural capital. These forms of capital are necessary for sustainability since this capital provides for future well being.

This webinar will focus on how capital relates to sustainability and government budgets and will suggest that future budgets include a balance sheet that identifies changes in capital thus allowing citizens to evaluate a government’s performance on sustainability.

Ecological economist Eric Miller has authored a brief on this issue and it will be sent to all registrants just prior to the webinar. After Eric highlights key points, we’ll hear from Andrew Van Iterson from the Green Budget Coalition for an additional perspective. We will then open up the discussion to include all participants.

The Sustainability Network’s Economic Literacy Project builds knowledge of the green economy among ENGOs and is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation.

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