Prosperity without growth? – SEED

Prosperity without growth?

Tim Jackson


A proposal to redefine prosperity and move toward a more sustainable economy

“Prosperity without Growth? analyses the complex relationships between growth, environmental crises and social recession. In the last quarter of a century, as the global economy has doubled in size, increases in consumption have caused the degradation of an estimated 60% of the world’s ecosystems. The benefits of growth have been distributed unevenly, with a fifth of the world’s population sharing just 2% of global income. Even in developed countries, huge gaps in wealth and well-being remain between rich and poor. Our report proposes a twelve step route to a sustainable economy, and argues for a redefinition of “prosperity” in light of our evidence on what really contributes to people’s wellbeing.”

(annotation from http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=914)

CATEGORIES

democracy

economy

environment

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ORGANIZATION

Sustainable Development Commission (closed March 31 2011)

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