Ressources - 8 January 2011

en - Books

Is it time to re-think economic growth? An important question for our times.

Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and wellbeing for a global population projected to reach nine billion? Tim Jackson, a top sustainability adviser to the UK government makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations,

No one denies that development is essential for poorer nations. But in the advanced economies there is mounting evidence that ever-increasing consumption adds little to human happiness and may even impede it.

More urgently, it is now clear that the ecosystems that sustain our economies are collapsing under the impacts of rising comsumption. Unless we can radically lower the environmental impact of economic activity - and there is no evidence to suggest we can - we will have to devise a path to prosperity that does not rely on continued growth.

Prosperity without growth, Economics for a finite planet - by Tim Jackson

Earthscan ISBN 978-1-84407-894-3 - first published 2009

 

French edition

’Prospérité sans Croissance’, Tim Jackson

de Boeck 2010