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Ecologist Partners: Triodos Bank

by Lisa Stanley

The UK is at a crossroads at which choices need to be made that will decide where our energy comes from in the future. Recent events are prompting an energy revolution, and many people are now more convinced than ever that a significant part of the UK’s future energy supply has to derive from our own renewable sources. more...
Sustainable

Do environmentalists and governments hold back sustainable lifestyles?

Tom Levitt and Kara Moses

4th August, 2010

Misguided images of sacrifice may be putting people off living more sustainable lifestyles. But reversing that may require policymakers to start encouraging wider metrics of success and happiness more...
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What is a sustainable lifestyle?

Ecologist

28th July, 2010

Does GDP really correspond to happiness? Is our happiness tied up with ''stuff''? And what is a sustainable lifestyle? A UNEP video helps explain

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Molly Scott Cato

We scare people off by talking about 'degrowth'

Molly Scott Cato

14th July, 2010

The French have a much better word for it: 'decroissance'. Using ugly and frightening terms like 'degrowth' won't help pave the way for a new and exciting economics more...

How to campaign for better food

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

29th June, 2010

Concerned about the state of your food? Here are some ways to tackle the problem at root - from community gardens to animal welfare more...
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UK population growth needs to be reversed

Ecologist

9th June, 2010

Sustainability watchdog argues for an end to larger family tax benefits and a bigger political debate on reducing population growth and its impact more...
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Farmers' markets, coops and repair shops will seed the new economy

Tim Jackson

26th January, 2010

It's called the 'Cinderella economy'. You know it as the local, sustainable businesses that don't make the GDP figures soar, but do provide jobs and glue communities together... more...
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Pavan Sukhdev: you can have progress without GDP-led growth

Tom Levitt

22nd January, 2010

Deutsche Bank economist Pavan Sukhdev is heading up the groundbreaking TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) report and doing for nature what Sir Nicholas Stern did for climate change - valuing it more...
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Will the US get 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere?

Navroz K. Dubash

25th November, 2009

India has a substantial part to play in a climate deal, but failing to acknowledge historical responsibility is akin to giving the US 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere more...
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10 ideas for sustainable economies and businesses

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Business and the wider economy can become sustainable parts of the ecosystem - here are some ideas more...
Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson: 'our economy is not fit-for-purpose'

Tim Jackson

12th November, 2009

Professor Tim Jackson tells an audience at Westminster Central Hall how our economy has failed us but, whilst growth is unsustainable, so is its alternative, 'de-growth'... more...
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Economic growth has let us down. What's the alternative?

Tim Jackson

2nd November, 2009

Tim Jackson's new book, 'Prosperity Without Growth', is an explosive indictment of the failure of economic growth to provide sustainable wellbeing for the world's population. But there could be another way forward... more...

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Jonathon Porritt

Sarkozy deserves applause for his stance on growth

Jonathon Porritt

23rd September, 2009

Few people in policy work have nice things to say about the Treasury, especially if you produce reports challenging economic growth. So Sarkozy's recent move on GDP is welcome more...
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GDP should be scrapped, says Sarkozy

Ecologist

15th September, 2009

Economic growth is destroying more than it is creating, argues the French president as he calls for a new measure of national wealth more...
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Back to basics

Andrew Simms

22nd April, 2009

Uncontrolled growth of financial debt is currently laying waste to large parts of the global economy. An explosion of ecological debt looks set to do the same, but worse, to a biosphere friendly to human civilisation. more...
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Capital Growth: London’s floating gardens

Louise Downing

26th February, 2009

Capital Growth and British Waterways have teamed up in a bid to convert London’s canals into flourishing floating vegetable gardens. more...
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Goodbye to growth

Richard Heinberg

7th January, 2009

The contraction of the global economic system bodes nothing but good for global ecosystems. Growth is dead – long live sustainability more...
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Less is more - the move to a saner happier economy

Andrew Simms

1st April, 2008

Don’t be afraid of the recession, says Andrew Simms , it may just be the lucky break we need to get our heads around a more sane economy and a better quality of life
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Investigations

Carbon Trading and the limits of free-market logic

Kevin Smith

3rd October, 2007

Carbon trading, its backers claim, brings emissions reductions and supports sustainable development in the global south. But, argues Kevin Smith, it may do neither, and is harming efforts to create a low-carbon economy. more...
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Old-growth forests must be protected, say scientists

News

7th June, 2007

Forty-two biologists and botanists have sent a signed petition to the governments of British Columbia and Canada calling for full protection of the country's old-growth forest. more...
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Taking account of China’s growth

Pan Yue

29th March, 2007

China boasts the fastest growing economy in the world. But how to calculate this development’s impact on natural resources, on public health and the environment? Pan Yue sets out the case for green GDP accounting more...
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Not so much 'green' as 'cabbage looking'

Molly Scott Cato

22nd March, 2007

Gordon Brown's Budget was disappointing. But not just because of its economic niceties. It fails to address key issues which have become taboo amongst economists - money, debt and economic growth. Molly Scott Cato, a green economist and Senior Lecturer in Social Economy at the Cardiff School of Management, addresses all three... more...

'Build on the green-belt' says think-tank

News

23rd January, 2007

A new report by the Policy Exchange think-tank has advocated scrapping the green-belt and simplifying the planning system. more...
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Re-writing the pre-budget report

Paul Kingsnorth

7th December, 2006

The Chancellor's pre-budget report on Wednesday 6th December was a green-washed shambles. Paul Kingsnorth gives Gordon a helping hand with the re-write more...
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Growing pains

Stephan Harding

7th December, 2006

Stephan Harding, coordinator of the MSc in Holistic Science at the Schumacher College, explains why standard economic growth is not the answer, and why personal Tradable Energy Quotas are... more...

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