Posts Tagged:Growth

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The Great Transformation must be a socio-cultural one

Yesterday, German sociologist and social psychologist Harald Welzer, who is well known for his books and research on climate change and sustainability, visited Vienna’s new University of Economics and Business to give an interesting “WU Sustainability Controversies” talk on transformation processes. According to Welzer, we’re facing an extremely paradoxical task: An economic system based on…

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Sustainable development means creating resilient systems

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to listen to an inspiring and entertaining talk by Dennis Meadows, one of the leading thinkers on sustainability and author of the seminal 1972 book “The Limits of Growth”. In the course of the “Future Lectures” at Vienna’s new University of Economics and Busines he talked about “Strategies for Personal…

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BC’s carbon tax is a success story for the economy and the climate

Last week, I also visited a Carbon Talks lecture on “BC’s Carbon Tax Shift: What’s Working? What’s Next?” where I got an insight into Sustainable Prosperity’s recent evaluation of BC’s carbon tax shift. BC’s carbon tax was introduced in July 2008 as North America’s first carbon tax. It started at a price of $10 per…

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Three Ways to a Sustainable Economic Recovery

There were some interesting insights from a recent workshop SERI on “Macro-economic effects of sustainable energy consumption“. Based on Austria’s climate and energy targets for 2020, the effects of three central measures on the economy, environment and society were examined. It became clear that a massive, holistic effort is necessary and possible! Investment in renewable energy, increase…

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