Green Economist speaking in Swansea

Renowned Green Economist Molly Scott Cato will be visiting Swansea on Tuesday next (1 November) to explain ‘How Green Economics could transform Wales’.

Dr Scott Cato will be speaking at a public meeting in The Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea, SA1 1RY at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 1 November.  Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

Molly Scott Cato is a green economist and expert in the social economy. She specialises in the issues of trade, work, money and cooperatives. She is a Reader in Green Economics at the Cardiff School of Management and Director of Wales Institute for Research into Co-operatives.

She studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics in Oxford, and after working in the publishing industry, earned her PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth with a thesis on employment policy in the South Wales Valleys.

Her publications include Seven Myths About Work (1996), Green Economics: Beyond Supply and Demand to Meeting People’s Needs (1999 – co-edited) and Market, Schmarket: Building the Post-Capitalist Economy (2006).

Her report on the structure of government specialist science advice committees, I Don’t Know Much About Science, apparently “influenced the structure of the government committee examining the effects of low-level radiation”. Another report in 2002 for the Association of Green Councillors was titled Using Best Value to Encourage Green Procurement in Local Authorities.

Keith M Ross of Swansea Green Party said, “Thanks to green thinkers like Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party is able to offer a real alternative to the failed economic policies of the traditional parties.

“We’re very pleased to have Molly speaking in Swansea against the background of the government’s proposed ‘Localism’ bill – a subject she is well versed in.”

More details of Molly Scott Cato’s work can be found at:http://www.gaianeconomics.org/molly.htm

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