This year's keynote, Living well within limits, will be presented by Dan O'Neill, leader of the Economics and Policy for Sustainability Research Group at the University of Leeds, England.
O'Neill is a Lecturer in Environmental and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds, and the leader of the Economics and Policy for Sustainability Research Group. His research focuses on the changes that would be needed to achieve a sustainable economy within planetary boundaries ("steady-state economics"), and the relationships between resource use and human well-being. O'Neill is co-author (with Rob Dietz) of the book Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, which has been made into a short film. In his recent research, he has developed a system of national indicators to measure how close countries are to a steady-state economy, and what proximity to such an economy means for their social performance.