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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...
Buying veg at a farmers' market

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...
Dan Box

Look at 'real wealth' and you'll see we're getting poorer

Dan Box

5th January, 2010

Politicians talk a good green economy, but when it comes down to it, they're still only interested in seeing the GDP figures tick upwards... more...
Coral reefs

Sticking with GDP could be the best safeguard for nature

Tom Levitt

20th November, 2009

Although much maligned as a measurement of progress, some believe a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measurement that includes natural capital could be the way forward more...
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...
An old couple on a park bench

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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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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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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Grossly Distorting Perception

Jonathan Rowe

1st February, 2003

Measure for measure, GDP is the world’s hidden accounting scandal, the one that neither governments nor media will touch. Jonathan Rowe asks why we worship such a false idol
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