The Deakin Lectures 2010
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So much of the analysis of how we respond to climate change assumes that economic growth and emissions reduction are compatible goals. But is this wishful thinking? To question maximising economic growth as an organising principle of society seems close to economic heresy. But is there any evidence that we can de-link consumption and economic growth from emissions growth? Must we re-think the very notion of growth and what it means to be genuinely prosperous?
As in his effusively reviewed book Prosperity Without Growth, Professor Tim Jackson helps us both understand and chart a course to a new, truly rich and lasting human prosperity.
Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE).
Thirty of the best minds on the climate change issue, in the one place, at the one time. The Deakins 2010.