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Tag Archives: decoupling
The renewed clamour for growth: ignorance, stupidity or immorality?
We are currently seeing renewed calls from leading politicians for a focus on “growth”, by which they mean economic growth, as measured by Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. The Conservative contenders are doing it, and Labour’s current leadership are too. … Continue reading
Posted in key concepts, explainers Tagged decoupling, Politics, growthism, managed degrowth, polemic, evidence 5 Comments
Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion
Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion. Mark H Burton Based on a talk given to Manchester Labour Backbenchers’ Committee, 6 February, 2020. Republished at themeteor.org resilience.org and shorttermwealth.com click for a pdf version In … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, economics, Manchester Tagged climate emergency, decoupling, economy, equality, Labour, Local government, Mark Burton, policies, policy alternatives, viable economy 3 Comments
Six problems for Green Deals
by Mark H Burton A talk given as part of the panel session on The Economics of Climate Emergency, at Manchester Metropolitan University’s launch event for the Future Economies Research Centre. Also available here at resilience.org: Spanish translation here /Traducción … Continue reading
Posted in analysis, Climate Change, key concepts Tagged climate change, decoupling, degrowth, Future Economies, investment, MMU, New Green Deal 17 Comments
The circular economy: is it the solution to resource depletion and pollution?
The main promoter of the circular economy (CE) defines it like this: A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at … Continue reading
Posted in further reading, key concepts, theory Tagged circular economy, decoupling, degrowth, recycling, thermodynamics 3 Comments
STEADY STATE Part One: The National and International Context
This interview piece appears in Manchester’s Now Then magazine. A second installment, on the Greater Manchester context will appear in the next issue. Click HERE to read the interview. Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, introduction, news, Politics Tagged corbynomics, decoupling, degrowth, economy, Mark Burton, media coverage, NowThen, Politics, steady state economy, universal basic income (UBI) 1 Comment
New evidence on decoupling carbon emissions from GDP growth: what does it mean?
New evidence suggests absolute decoupling in some economies, but is it enough and will it last? PDF version Background Does economic growth inevitably lead to more emissions of pollutants, and specifically of greenhouse gases? In previous posts I’ve shown that … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, key concepts Tagged Carbon Brief, climate change, decoupling, economic growth, GHG emissions, Mark Burton 13 Comments
Global emissions – a brief guide for the perplexed.
This article now republished at degrowth.de as Again and again: supposed evidence for decoupling emissions from growth is not what it seems. Note: we have published other, including more recent, pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on more … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy, news Tagged climate change, decoupling, economic growth, energy, GHG emissions 8 Comments
The decoupling debate, one year on: the global picture, and Manchester.
update: an updated and longer version of this piece now appears at degrowth.de and was also syndicated by resilience.org and This Changes Everything Note: we have published other, including more recent, pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on … Continue reading