By Umberto Colombo
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
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E-mail address: umcolombo [at] tin.it (U. Colombo).
What remains of The limits to growth after 25 years? What impact would it have in the next 25 years? This essays attempts to answer these questions by examining the notions of sustainability and eco-technologies.
Copyright 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
The first report [...]
Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica,
Università della Calabria, Ponte Bucci 0C, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
email: l.piccioni [at] unical.it
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1. The planetary success of an unusual work
2. On the origins of The Limits
3. Positive opinions and relaunching efforts
4. Economic discipline, between disorientation and rejection
5. The Catholic Church, from the initial interest to the clash on [...]
By Giorgio Nebbia
The following piece was published in Capitalism Nature Socialism, Volume 23, Number 2 (June 21012)
The 20th century has been one of hopes and disappointments. The population of the world has increased almost fivefold, which has entailed a tenfold increase in the demand for food, energy, metals, space, housing, and water. There has also been a tenfold increase in [...]
By Alan AtKisson
Alternatives and Complements to GDP-Measured Growth as a Framing Concept for Social Progress
2012 Annual Survey Report of the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society — ISHES (Tokyo, Japan)
Table of Contents
A Note on Sources and References
Chapter 1: The Historical Foundations of Economic Growth
Chapter 2:The Rise (and Possible Future Fall) of the Growth Paradigm
Chapter 3: The Building Blocks [...]
The Living Planet Report is the world’s leading science-based analysis of Earth’s health and they impacts human activities have on it. Produced by the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with the Global Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London, the 2012 report found that the global population is using resources and generating pollution at a rate 52 percent faster than [...]