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Growth isn’t possible – new economics foundation

January 25, 2010

Four years after their Growth isn’t working report, nef have upped the ante with this latest piece of research, Growth isn’t possible. It argues that a safe climate and ongoing economic growth in rich countries are mutually exclusive goals. We could simply never achieve carbon intensity reductions at a rate fast enough to handle further growth – the growth would simply overtake our efficiency measures and CO2 levels would continue to rise. I’ve written a longer introduction here.

I haven’t read Growth isn’t possible yet, but I’ll read it this week and report back. You can download it from here, and then we can discuss it. In the meantime,

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