Tax Mining Till it Hurts
UTS Green and UTS Library will be hosting an exciting Talk it Up! Forum – The Green Economy Debate to celebrate World Environment Day.
World Environment Day celebrations have been an annual event since 1972. It is a vehicle through which the world is made aware of the environment and encouragement is made to stimulate positive action. It is on this day that as individuals we are made aware of our responsibilities to this planet and that we have the power to become agents for change.
World Environment Day is a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.
The theme for 2012 is The Green Economy: Does it include you?
The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The Australian Mining Industry is one that features quite prominently in the media with particular focus on its environmental and financial impact. So to celebrate this day and in line with the theme we will be hosting a debate between UTS Business School and the UTS Debating Society exploring the topic Tax Mining Till it Hurts.
So bring your lunch and join us for what promises to be a lively and entertaining debate.
DATE: Thursday, 7 June
TIME: 1pm – 2pm
VENUE: Learning Commons, Level 3, City Campus Library
This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.
UTS: Green Week  is from 4 to 8 June 2012.