Tag Archives: green growth

There’s a problem with New Green Deals

The New Green Deal, or Green New Deal, idea is getting a lot of coverage. There are some good ideas there but serious flaws, and they demonstrate a kind of laziness of thought among some of the advocates. A New … Continue reading

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Does ecological sustainability mean the end of growth and capitalism?

On Sunday 4th November, people from Manchester and beyond packed a lecture theatre at the University of Manchester to hear a debate titled “Is Capitalism Unsustainable?”, organised by the University’s Political Economy Centre.  The speakers were local climate scientist Kevin … Continue reading

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Practical degrowth for Labour

The article below is a slightly longer version of the piece published on the SERA (Labour Environment Campaign) website on 17 December, 2017.  See also this piece, also by Mark, which was  carried on the Left Foot Forward website, in … 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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Malmö: re-imagining the city

Originally posted on Uncommontater:
Our cities have grown up as the result of a number of factors. Manchester, with its origins in the Roman period, was a relatively small centre until particular geographical, historical, social and economic factors coincided to…

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The Viable Economy serialised – About the Environment

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy, this time with Chapter 10, “About Environment”.  You can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation towards our work. … Continue reading

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Austerity is a scam but green growth isn’t the answer either.

Yesterday, 3rd December, 2014, The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made his autumn statement in which he set out the government’s plans on the economy. He confirmed that a Tory government will continue to cut public spending in … Continue reading

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Less levity Professor Stern! Economic growth, climate change and the decoupling question.

Note: we have published more recent pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on more recent claims. Click HERE for a full list. Steady State Manchester has argued, along with most ecological economists that continued economic growth is incompatible … Continue reading

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