Why green growth is impossible (N. Schoon)


Nick Schoon


Economic development; Environmental impact; Sustainable development


Considers a report by the Sustainable Development Commission, entitled Prosperity Without Growth? The Transition to a Sustainable Economy, arguing that the separation of economic growth from the over-exploitation of natural resources and environmental degradation is failing, and stating that economic growth in developed countries like the UK should cease but continue in developing ones to lift populations out of poverty. Proposes steps for a sustainable UK economy through building a sustainable macroeconomy, protecting capabilities for people to thrive and respecting ecological limits.


(2009) 411 ENDS Report 36-39


Why green growth is impossible