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Are some people consuming too much? (Katherine Trebeck)

Katherine Trebeck is Global Research Policy Adviser at Oxfam. This is her response to the working paper: The inequality of overconsumption: The ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University).     The issues of economic inequality and climate change are intrinsically […]

Alex Cobham

Are the 1% eating the planet? (Alex Cobham)

Alex Cobham is director of research at the Tax Justice Network, and a visiting fellow at King’s College London. This is his response to the working paper: The inequality of overconsumption: The ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin […]

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The politics of green transformations

There are growing calls for green transformations. This book explores what this means in practice and who will push it forward. “Transformations are inevitably multiple and contested” and so “politics and power are important to how pathways are shaped, which pathways win out and why, and who benefits from them”

Ecological impact of the richest

Ecological footprint of the richest

The working paper The inequality of overconsumption: the ecological footprint of the richest (published in November 2015 by Anglia Ruskin University, UK) includes an exercise that attempts to quantify the ecological footprint of the richest in the United States, Japan, Germany, China, United Kingdom and France.

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The Green Shock Doctrine (GJEP)

This report strongly criticises the green economy arguing it is a false solution to address climate change. GJEP say it is too late to simply reform the global economy. It needs to be transformed.

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Who should value nature? Interview with Pavan Sukhdev

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Pavan Sukhdev is […]

UNEP Green Economy Report

Green Economy Report (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme / 2011 This landmark report published by the UNEP in 2011 went a long way to putting the concept of the green economy on the international agenda ahead of the Rio+20 conference in 2012. Read report The Green Economy Report argues the reason why there […]

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Unburnable carbon 2013 (Carbon Tracker/LSE)

Carbon Tracker / April 2013 This report argues 60-80% of total fossil fuels reserves (oil, coal and gas) are technically ‘unburnable’ if we want to reduce the chances of the global temperature increasing by 2°C. Instead of continuing to invest in fossil fuel exploration (estimated […]

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