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A Sustainable Vision for Europe - From Words to Deeds

LSE Environment Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 11 May 2004
Time: 5.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
: Margot Wallström
Chair: Professor Yvonne Rydin

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will now start at 5.00pm. 

In Europe, we often take pride in thinking that there is a European way and model of doing politics - but have its two main principles, liberty and social justice, become incompatible? A strategic application of the concept of sustainable development could help us reinvent the lost balance between democracy, economic freedom and social justice. How do we proceed from words to deeds? What are the most efficient tools and how can we use politics, civil society, research, the business community and concepts like corporate social responsibility to promote sustainable development?

Margot Wallström was appointed environment commissioner at the European Commission in September 1999. She was Swedish minister for consumer affairs, women and youth 1988-91, for culture 1994-96 and for social affairs 1996-98. She has also worked as CEO of a regional TV network in Sweden, and before taking up her appointment as commissioner, was the executive vice-president of Worldview Global Media in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

LSE Environment is the LSE's Research Centre for Environmental Policy and Governance.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket required.  

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

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