Prosperity without growth tim jackson world tourism forum lucerne 2011

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Prosperity without growth tim jackson world tourism forum lucerne 2011

  1. 1. Prosperity without GrowthTim Jackson13th April 2011Lucerne
  2. 2. Rockstrom et al, The Dilemma of GrowthNature 461, Sept2009 • Growth is unsustainable • De-growth is unstable
  3. 3. The Myth of DecouplingSource: Prosperity without growth, Tim Jackson (London, Earthscan 2009) x 130 improvement CO2/$ < zero by 2100?
  4. 4. The Engine of Growth • shareholder value • creative destruction Firms Spending Income Increasing Investment Novelty productivity Price HouseholdsCredit • status consumption • a life without shame
  5. 5. A Lasting ProsperityEcological InvestmentEcological EnterpriseEcological Macroeconomics
  6. 6. Ecological Investment • low carbon transition • ecological assets • social goods • decent livelihoods
  7. 7. Ecological Enterprise • providing services • building capabilities • supporting communities • treading lightly
  8. 8. Every search saves rainforest!Each free web search saves about 2.4 yd² of rainforest. We have already protected 13,690,860 yd²
  9. 9. EcologicalMacroeconomics Ecosystems Ecological investment ecological Ecosystem productivity services Ecological enterprise Participation Capabilities improved flourishing People
  10. 10. Ecological Footsteps Establish the limits Fix the economics Change the social logic
  11. 11. Ecological FootstepsEstablish the Limits 1. Establishing clearly defined resource/emissions caps 2. Fiscal Reform for Sustainability 3. Promoting Technology Transfer and Ecosystem ProtectionFix the Economics 4. Developing the macro-economics of sustainability 5. Investing in public assets and infrastructures 6. Increasing financial and fiscal prudence 7. Improving macro-economic accountingChange the social logic 8. Sharing the work and improving the work-life balance 9. Tackling systemic inequality 10 Measuring capabilities and flourishing 11 Strengthening human and social capital 12 Reversing the culture of consumerism
  12. 12. ‘The crisis doesn’t only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so.’ President Sarkozy, September 2009http://www.earthscan.co.uk/pwg

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