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dc.contributor.authorKosoy, Nicolas
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Peter G
dc.contributor.authorBosselmann, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorDuraiappah, Anantha
dc.contributor.authorMackey, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Alier, Joan
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorThomson, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:45:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:45:34Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-11T03:49:31Z
dc.identifier.issn1877-3435
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cosust.2012.02.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/51366
dc.description.abstractIn the hue and cry about the 'green economy' leading up to Rio + 20 a number of simple points have been neglected. First, the purposes of the economy have been too narrowly conceived. Second, the role of demand management is vastly underplayed. Third, the assumptions about the nature of reality are inconsistent with contemporary science. Fourth, it is mired in a complex discourse about measurement, which fails to even recognize that all economies are dependent on living within Earth's biogeochemical constraints. Fifth, it uses a conceptual framework laid down in the 18th century and tries to apply it to the Anthropocene. The simple, but to many unthinkable, fact is that you cannot get to a flourishing or even sustainable Earth if you start with the assumptions of neo-classical economics. This is not to say that some of the neo-classical tools are not useful, but that they must be deployed in a framework that it does not and cannot supply.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom74
dc.relation.ispartofpageto79
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205
dc.titlePillars for a flourishing Earth: planetary boundaries, economic growth delusion and green economy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMackey, Brendan


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