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How can we manage to achieve a fair transition that does not result in conflicts around limited resources and is a fair system for all on our planet?

Permaculture is a systemic approach to the design of sustainable living and can provide a model for a fair transition. Its third principle “Fair Share: set limits and redistribute surplus" could become a blue print for local and global solutions.

In this forum we will explore the real meaning of sustainability v. unlimited growth. A panel of dynamic speakers in a Q&A format WHERE YOU ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS.

In this forum we have academics and social entrepreneurs discuss the need for and localized solutions that are geared towards the transition into a fairer, more equitable and more sustainable society. 

Our incredible panel of experts:

Haydn Washington

Dr Haydn Washington has a forty year history as an environmental scientist, writer and activist. He has a degree in ecology, a Masters of Science in eco-toxicology (heavy metal pollution), a Dip. Ed., and a Ph.D. 'The Wilderness Knot' in Social Ecology (2007). Haydn was worked as an Investigations Scientist in CSIRO, Director of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (1988), as an environmental consultant, and as a Director of Sustainability in Local Government. He has conducted many flora surveys as a plant ecologist (e.g. Gardens of Stone NP, Wollemi NP) and worked studying the Wollemi Pine (also finding the second site).

Haydn is the author of many articles, and six books on the environment. 


 Eva Willmann de Donlea

Eva is a sustainability consultant and investment advisor specializing in clean technology through her company Sustainability Intelligence P/L.

Until late 2009, Eva consulted to fund managers and other investment industry participants in her role as Head, Office of Climate Change and Sustainability, for the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

She was the founder and Chair of the Climate Council Inc. and a delegate to a number of the UN Kyoto Protocol conferences.

Linda Gaden

Fair trade expert and retailer putting this into practice with a focus on sustainable farmers in the South Pacific region

Thomas Kern

Thomas lectures in financial accounting at Macquarie University since 2011. He has recently been invited for visiting lecturing positions in master programmes at Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany, and University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany to deliver a course on Maintaining Relevance through Integration: Transitioning from Counting the Beans to Social Accountability.