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


In Conversation: Justice & Equity After Fossil Fuels — Post Carbon Institute (Nov. 10, 2016)

Asher Miller from Post Carbon Institute was joined by Miya Yoshitani (Asian Pacific Environmental Network) and Timothy Den-Herder Thomas (Cooperative Energy Futures) for a thoughtful exploration about how to ensure the renewable energy future is more just than the fossil fuel present. The transition to 100% renewable energy raises profound questions for the future of justice and equity.

Type/tags: media (video), environment, equity, energy, community

Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’ — The Guardian (Nov. 6, 2016)

Ten years ago the leading economist warned about climate change in a landmark report – he says while there is cause for optimism, the picture is still grim.

Type/tags: article (news), environment, economy, Paris, climate change, government

Interview with Erik AssadourianThe Beam (Nov. 10, 2016)

The Beam interviews Erik Assadourian, a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute. In this interview, he discusses the relationship between consumerism, sustainability, degrowth, and education.

Type/tags: article (interview), economy, environment, sustainability, consumers, degrowth,

Not Markets Alone but Creativity and Innovation for Development — Axis of Logic (Nov. 8, 2016)

The biosphere withers before our eyes, signaling a future that can only be described as “chaotic,” while at-risk groups continue to be coerced into participating in the money economy—a thoroughly global system whose function is to generate ever-greater demand for more growth and innovation.

Type/tags: article, environment, economy, society, sustainability, growth, innovation, limits


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