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Round Table Events

A series of round table events took place across the world, as the Manifesto was being drafted. The discussions helped to inform the writing of the Manifesto. Video, audio and reports from the round tables were featured in the Multimedia Manifesto. This section features all the reports, media and other information from the events.

Interactive map – Roundtables

A clickable map of the roundtables held around the world to discuss innovation, sustainability and development.
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The STEPS Centre ran a special session at the 9th Globelics Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17 November, entitled Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development.

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Delhi, June 2011: Seminar on Innovation, Sustainability and Development

On June 28-30, 2011, the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (Delhi) organised an international seminar on Innovation, Sustainability and Development in partnership with the Centre for Development Studies-Trivandrum and the STEPS Centre, UK.

Below you can find the programme, as well as links to videos of the speakers and presentations, where these are available.

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Manifesto Cultural Café, SE Brazil, 13 May 2011

Dr Edmilson Costa Teixeira, Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo will be hosting a ‘cultural café’ discussion focussing on the New Manifesto in Vitoria, South-East Brazil on 13 May 2011.

Dr Costa Teixeira is a specialist in water management and will be discussing the Manifesto with members (students, associated researchers, lecturers) of his research group LabGest and some invited reseachers from other departments, and asking what it means in the context of their work.

“Limits to Growth Forum”, Sussex, 11 March 2011

The ‘Limits to Growth Forum’ brought together a series of expert speakers to address the inherent problems of our current economic system, and explore the possible alternatives for ‘beyond growth’ economics. Speakers included Andrew Simms (New Economics Forum), Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party), Prof Peter Victor (York University), Richard Wilkinson (author, “The Spirit Level”), Molly Scott Cato (Cardiff Institute for Co-operative Studies) and Prof Mary Mellor (Northumbria University). The forum was part of Green Week at the University of Sussex.

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Paris roundtable, 6 Jan 2011

Melissa Leach, Andy Stirling and Adrian Ely will be presenting the New Manifesto in Paris on the afternoon of 6 January.

The discussion (in French) will invite responses from French government and non-governmental stakeholders, and will focus on domestic implications of the manifesto as well as international opportunities.

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