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Week 10 – Degrowth I

>> w10 Learning materials ‘handout’ [pdf]

Reading

Haberl, H et al (2020), A systematic review of the evidence on decoupling of GDP, resource use and GHG emissions, part II: synthesizing the insights, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 15, Number 6

Jackson, T (2020), Wellbeing Matters—Tackling growth dependency, An Economy That Works, Briefing Paper No 3, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Keen, S (2020), The macroeconomics of degrowth: can planned economic contraction be stable?, Prof Steve Keen Patreon, May 30t

Mastini, R (2017), Degrowth: the case for a new economic paradigm, opendemocracy.net, June 8th

Parrique, T et al (2019), Decoupling debunked – Evidence and arguments against green growth as a sole strategy for sustainability, EEB, July

Simms, A, Johnson, V and Chowla, P (2010), Growth isn’t possible: Why we need a new economic direction, New Economics Foundation (NEF), Jan.

Spash, C and Smith, T (2019), Of ecosystems and economies: reconnecting economics with reality, RWER, i87 pp212-226

Stiglitz, J (2019), Fighting the climate crisis need not mean halting economic growth, The Guardian, Dec 9th

Background

Carrington, D (2020), World’s consumption of materials hits record 100bn tonnes a year, The Guardian, Jan 22nd

Harvey, F (2019), Don’t pursue economic growth at expense of environment – report, The Guardian, Dec 4th

Roberts, C (2020), Making GDP the focus of a post-coronavirus economy would be a mistake, The Guardian, June 3rd

Wikipedia (2020), Doubling time, June 7th