The British Council New Zealand and the Pacific is pleased to support Professor Tim Jackson’s visit to New Zealand, where he will undertake events in Wellington and Dunedin.
Tim Jackson is an ecological economist and playwright. Since 2016 he has been Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey in the UK. From 2004 to 2011 he was Economics Commissioner for the UK Sustainable Development Commission where his work culminated in the publication of Prosperity without Growth (2009/2017) which was subsequently translated into 18 foreign languages worldwide. It was named as a Financial Times ‘book of the year’ in 2010 and was UnHerd’s economics book of the decade in 2019. His latest book Post Growth – life after capitalism was published by Polity Press in 2021 and won the 2022 Eric Zencey Prize for Economics. In 2016, Tim was awarded the Hillary Laureate for exceptional international leadership in sustainability. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC.
Professor Jackson will take part in a panel discussion hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi in Wellington, as well as appearing in events in Dunedin as part of the New Zealand International Science Festival. He will also speak at the opening of the exhibition Trouble in Paradise – Climate Change in the Pacific at the Tūhura Otago Museum. Further details of these events and how to book for them are below.