Growth isn’t possible: Why we need a new economic direction

Growth isn’t possible: Why we need a new economic direction

This report looks at the possibility of indefinite global economic growth in the context of climate change and energy.

It follows on from the 2006 report Growth isn’t Working, testing that thesis in more detail. The report argues that indefinite global economic growth is unsustainable – constrained by the finite nature of our planet’s natural resources (biocapacity). It concludes that a new macro-economic model is needed, one that allows the human population as a whole to thrive without having to relying on ultimately impossible, endless increases in consumption.

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