Join the Global to Local movement in London this month


This month in London, we’re holding two special events to help people break out of the depressing paradigm of globalisation, and take a closer look at how to build an ‘economics of happiness’ in the UK and beyond.

So many of our current crises—financial, social and ecological—are fueled by the scale of the economy. But as awareness of globalisation’s disastrous impacts grows, so does the chance for meaningful change.
At each event, you will hear from renowned speakers including environmental economist James Skinner; eco-philosopher Rupert ReadDiego Isabel La Moneda, Director of the Global Hub for the Common Good; Stephen Hinton, co-founder of a Swedish eco-village; and Molly Scott Cato, a Member of the European Parliament.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Beyond Brexit: Policy and Grassroots Change for a New UK Economy
  • Urban Growth and Sustainable Food Systems in London
  • Trade Treaties and Other Mechanisms of Globalisation
  • Ushering in a Culture of Peace and Happiness


Details about tickets, speakers, and schedules can be found on the event pages below.
The Economics of Happiness:
Creating a More Equitable World

Wednesday, 14th September, 10am – 5:30pm
24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD

Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, Stephen Hinton, Diego Isabel La Moneda, and Michael Smith.

Co-hosted by Local Futures, Initiatives of Change UK and Global Hub for the Common Good
Towards a Localised Future:
A New Economy Convergence

Saturday, 17th September, 9am – 5pm
173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, James Skinner, Molly Scott Cato, Rupert Read, Bruno Lacey and Charlotte O’Connor.

Co-hosted by Local Futures and Green House

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