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Prosperity without growth? Prof Tim Jackson
Professor Tim Jackson
Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
Professor of Sustainable Development in the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at the University of Surrey. His current research interests include consumer behaviour, sustainable energy systems, ecological economics and environmental philosophy.
In the last twelve years he has pioneered the development of an ‘adjusted’ measure of economic growth – a ‘green GDP’ – for the UK. Since January 2003, Tim has been employed at CES under a research fellowship on the ‘social psychology’ of consumer behaviour.
What is prosperity without growth? Why is it an important issue?
"a system that grows forever, eventually outgrows it's own environment and we have evidence that is exactly what we are doing"
Can the present form of capitalism deliver a sustainable future?
"the form of capitalism we have at the
moment has to be radically revised"
Why don't more of us live sustainably?
"we have an institutional architecture driving us in completely the wrong direction"
Can companies persuade us to live and consume more sustainably?
"you have to think in terms of changing and transforming supply chains in ethical ways before companies can claim to change people's behaviour"
Do we lack a shared vision of what a sustainable future looks like?
"if we offer a vision that is all about limits and constraints and foregoing the benefits of modern technology, it's never going to happen"