Tag Archives: economic growth

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – our response.

Click for the pdf version of our response The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a “master plan” for the use of land across Greater Manchester for the next 20 years.  Steady State Manchester responds to it here.  While there are … Continue reading

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What’s most important for Greater Manchester

We went to Chorlton and Whalley Range Green Festival on Saturday and ran an activity to help people engage with us.  We took some of the ideas that underpin “official” thinking on devolution and economic development in the city region … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Murderous economy

In Honduras last week, another environmental campaigner was murdered. This time there was some international coverage: her photo even appeared on the front page of the Guardian. But though she was clearly an outstanding leader, who inspired many who met … Continue reading

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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

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Economics and Climate Change: the no-nonsense guide.

Climate change is the biggest threat to the world. But addressing it is difficult. First it is necessary to know what causes it. The 2014 report of the International Panel on Climate Change said: “ Globally, economic and population growth … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Syriza

Last month I attended a Syriza solidarity meeting hosted by the recently formed Left Unity. Guest speakers at the event included Joana Ramiro, journalist at the Morning Star and Kevin Ovenden, journalist and political activist and member of the Respect … Continue reading

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