Podcast: creating a sustainable economy


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How can we develop a sustainable economy? In a lecture to students on CAT’s Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies masters programme, Blake Alcott outlines the ideas of Ecological Economics, and explains how many of our ideas for making society more sustainable – from increasing efficiency to reducing population – are misguided.

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Part two:

You can stream the lecture here, or download the mp3 files for part one and part two.

Further reading: Alcott makes reference to Kenneth Boulding’s 1966 classic essay, The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth as well as an animation (There’s No Tomorrow) by the Post Carbon Institute.

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