Rethinking Prosperity’s weekly roundup of news on the topic of economy, environment and democracy


Journey to Earthland: Branching ScenariosResilience (December 5, 2016)

An excerpt from Paul Raskins’ new book: Journey to Earthland: “Rather than retreat to radical localism, this kind of Great Transition seeks to reshape and guide the character of planetary civilization. Utopian no more, this vision has become anchored in the objective conditions of history: the intertwined destinies of people and Earth.”

Type/tags: excerpt, environment, society, Great Transition

Challenges to achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh — The Financial Express (December 6, 2016)

The SDG agenda is a plan of action for the people, planet and collective prosperity by seeking to strengthen global peace and larger freedom, and eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions. The five Ps of this development agenda revolve around: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

Type/tags: article, environment, society, politics, Bangladesh, sustainable development goals

Whole Systems, Humility, and Empathy—Thoughts about a Sustainable and Resilient PoliticsResilience (December 7, 2016)

Rather, it means that when ecological and thus economic crises squeeze people, trust horizons shrink, fault lines widen, and people (good enlightened urban liberals, we are seeing, as well) become more tribal.  As Trump so clearly shows, these shrinking trust horizons are exceedingly easy to manipulate. Ecological sustainability, leaders of deep sustainability movements seem to intuitively realize, will mean little without political sustainability, and thus political resilience, as well.

Type/tags: article, economy, environment, politics, election 2016, Trump, liberals, climate change

Webinar “Economy After Fossil Fuels”Post Carbon Institute (event date: December 13, 2016)

Join us for a conversation with Rob Dietz. Joined by Richard Heinberg and hosted by Asher Miller of Post Carbon Institute, we will discuss what the future of our economy might look like in a 100% renewable energy future

Type/tags: flyer (webinar registration), economy, environment, fossil fuels, GDP, energy, climate change, transition

On climate change and the economy, we’re trapped in an idiotic netherworld The Guardian (December 10, 2016)

The shrieks of horror that follow mentions of pricing carbon show politics remains wedded to the belief that economic growth trumps concerns of climate change

Type/tags: article, economy, environment, politics, climate change, Australia


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