Creating global prosperity without economic growth

sustainability

This article originally appeared on Sharing.org. It’s high time UN agencies and the mainstream media acknowledge the true scale of global poverty and engage in a long overdue public debate on how ambitious and transformative the international development agenda really is.

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Written by Robert Hoglund and Erik Pihl, this article was originally published in Swedish in the national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. ~ The UN’s new development goals that will replace the millennium goals were put into place last Friday by the UN member states. The goals will be guiding the whole world’s development work for the next […]

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In 2015, 13 August is Earth Overshoot Day. The day marks the estimated calendar date when humanity’s demand on the planet’s ecological services (which produce renewable resources and assimilate wastes) outstrips what the Earth can supply. This means that for the rest of the year, we are taking more than is regenerated, operating in Overshoot. Last […]

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Peak Oil Comic

by Tegan Tallullah on 17th June 2015

The phrase “peak oil” is now commonplace, especially among sustainability circles. Yet a solid understanding of what it really means and where the concept came from is decidedly less so. If you’d like to learn about it without trawling through dense specialist books, want to easily explain it to someone else, or just hold a […]

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Creating true global prosperity, even starting on a much smaller scale, can only be achieved through the ongoing investments we make in time, energy, and creative collaboration. While it’s true that we have incredible collective resources with which to solve problems and create beauty, it is equally true that the deep investments required to create […]

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The Politics of the Earth – John Dryzek The Politics of the Earth by John Dryzek is a must read for people interested in narratives related to sustainability and the environment. Although it’s not exactly an easy read, it’s a very well written and a fairly engaging book that will take you with great detail […]

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Editor’s note: On the Post Growth blog we regularly feature local, often small-scale ways of making change. Change on the larger scale – to our political, economic, and legal structures, is of course important too. In this article the author shares with us a European initiative that aims to do just that. If you happen […]

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Recently, I visited the Moroto District in north-east Uganda, home of the (in)famous Karamajong pastoralist. These number half a million people and are isolated geographically, economically and politically, and are widely despised by their compatriots as violent and underdeveloped.  There have been efforts to settle the Karamajong in villages, get children to school and make […]

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In September, the former party leader of the largest party in Sweden, the Social Democrats, made a proposition to the Swedish Parliament. He suggested that the concept of “customer” shouldn’t be applicable in tax-supported sectors, such as health care and education, in Sweden. He commented: The change from citizen to customer is in my opinion […]

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