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1 Economics for a Finite Planet Tim Jackson 10 th November 2009

2 Growth is unsustainable De-growth is unstable The Dilemma of Growth

3 Limits to Decoupling

4 Source: Prosperity without growth, Tim Jackson (London, Earthscan 2009)

5 Limits to Decoupling Source: Prosperity without growth, Tim Jackson (London, Earthscan 2009)

6 Limits to Decoupling Source: Prosperity without growth, Tim Jackson (London, Earthscan 2009)

7 Households Firms Income Investment Novelty Price Consumer expenditure Increasing productivity The Engine of Growth capital mobility creative destruction status consumption a life without shame Credit

8 Ecological Macroeconomics Investment ecological investment –investment targets –investment ecology –role of public sector Labour productivity revisited sharing work creating jobs productivity spectrum Ecological limits

9 Ecological Macroeconomics Consumptivity Δ(CO2/$) Productivity Δ($/job) High-end jobs Financial services Technology Manufact -uring Services Social enterprise Unpaid labour Leisure High-end jobs Financial services Clean Tech Resource Manage- ment Green services Social enterprise Volunt- eering Eco- leisure

10 Ecological Entreprise Low-carbon, resource efficient economic activities that provide employment, support communities and contribute to human flourishing

11 Flourishing – within limits beyond consumerism an alternative prosperity the importance of participation building capabilities investment in public goods

12 … sites for the cultivation of a common citizenship, so that people from different walks of life encounter one another and so acquire enough of a.. sense of a shared life that we can meaningfully think of one another as citizens in a common venture Michael Sandel, June 2009

13 Ecological enterprise People Ecosystems Ecological investment Ecosystem services ParticipationCapabilities Increasing resource productivity improved flourishing Economics for a finite planet

14 Establish the Limits 1. Establishing clearly defined resource/emissions caps 2. Fiscal Reform for Sustainability 3. Promoting Technology Transfer and Ecosystem Protection Fix 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 accounting Change the social logic 8. Sharing the work and improving the work-life balance 9.Tackling systemic inequality 10Measuring capabilities and flourishing 11Strengthening human and social capital 12Reversing the culture of consumerism Ecological Footsteps

15 Establish the limits Fix the economics Change the social logic

16 The crisis doesnt only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so. President Sarkozy, September 2009


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