A new National School of Government event for senior civil servants will use outdoor settings in the Lake District to help them ensure they are well informed & connected to the key issues when ‘sustainability’ lands on their desks.
Designed in conjunction with Forum for the Future and scheduled to run for four days from 29 September 2008, ‘Sustainability UK – science, values and social change’ will help participants explore how mainstream science and ‘green’ thinking lead to similar conclusions, and the importance of moving away from decisions & policies involving taken-for-granted, but unsustainable, trade-offs.
Participants will stay in a rural guest house and spend time both indoors & outdoors participating in dialogues with experts including:
* Jonathan Porritt
* outdoor philosopher Kate Rawles
* zoologist Susan Canney
* public sector future expert Joe Ravetz
* ecological economist Miriam Kennett, and
* sustainable social policy expert Ian Christie