Understanding Sustainability

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Ackerman, Frank and Alejandro Nadal. 2004. The Flawed Foundations of General Equilibrium: Critical Essays on Economic Theory. Routledge, London. [PDF]

Adger, W. Neil, Suraje Dessai, Marisa Goulden, Mike Hulme, Irene Lorenzoni, Donald R. Nelson, Lars Otto Naess, Johanna Wolf, and Anita Wreford. 2009. "Are there Social Limits to Adaptation to Climate Change?" Climatic Change 93(3-4):335-354. [PDF] [related video]

Ahamed, Liaquat. 2009. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World. Penguin Press, New York.

Alcott, Blake. 2005. "Jevons’ Paradox." Ecological Economics 54:9-21. [PDF]

  • "…efficiency, sufficiency, and population strategies all face the problem that the I =PAT equation is transitive: all right-side factors influence each other, leaving impact the same or higher. This enhances the attractiveness of directly lowering impact through rationing and quotas, whether of resources or emissions (as in the Kyoto agreement)  (Daly, 1973, pp. 337ff., 1996, p. 15; Wackernagel and Rees, 1996, p. 129; Brookes, 2000, pp. 363–64; Rudin, 2000). Politically unfashionable though they may be—Jevons himself denied that 'the consumption of coal can be kept down in our free system of industry...' (p. 136)—ecological economics should once again take resource rationing seriously." (pp. 19-20)

Anderson, Mark W. 2012. "Economics, Steady State." Pages 78-85 in Ray C. Anderson (ed.), Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: The Future of Sustainability. Berkshire Publishing, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. [PDF]

Barbier, Edward B. and Anil Markandya. 2013. A New Blueprint for a Green Economy. Routledge, New York.

Bartlett, Albert A. 2012. "The Meaning of Sustainability." Teachers Clearinghouse for Science Education Newsletter 31:1-14. [PDF] [related article (PDF)] [related video lecture by A. Bratlet on the exponential function]

Confino, Jo. 2013a. “Wake up call for businesses: sustainability progress remains slow. A survey of United Nations Global Compact members finds companies have a long way to go to meet their goals.” The Guardian 5 September.

Confino, Jo. 2013b. "Report shows companies still don't take climate change seriously. CDP analysis reveals lack of action on emissions by top FTSE Global 500 corporations." The Guardian 12 September.

Confino, Jo. 2013c. "CEO survey is gloomy reading for the corporate sustainability movement. The world's largest CEO sustainability study shows most companies are not integrating social, environmental and governance issues into their core strategies." The Guardian 20 September. [the study (PDF)]

  • "The report clearly shows that for CEOs to act decisively, they believe they need government at global, national and local levels to step in and force the pace of change.

    The study shows that 85% of CEOs demand clearer policy and market signals to support green growth while only a slightly smaller percentage emphasise the need for governments to set a policy framework for economic development within the boundaries of environmental and resource constraints.

    Business is known for its general dislike of tougher regulations, but the frustration of CEOs is evident from the fact that more than half are clear in their call for "hard" measures of intervention, including regulation and standards; 43% call for governments to adjust subsidies and incentives; and 31% seek intervention through taxation.

    It's interesting to note their frustration with the lack of progress of voluntary approaches, which are supported by a mere fifth of respondents. Only 15% see "trading schemes and markets" as an effective policy tool, the lowest of any option presented."

Confino, Jo. 2014a. "Ceres Report: US Corporate progress on sustainability remains incremental. Most of America's largest companies aren't taking the action needed to tackle climate change, according to a new report." The Guardian 30 April.

Daly, Herman E. 2013. "Top 10 Policies for a Steady-State Economy." The Daly News 28 October.

Dietz, Rob and Dan O’Neill. 2013. Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco. [excerpt] [related video] [related video]

Edwards, Geoff. 2011. "Sustainable Growth: The pathway to prosperity … or an oxymoron?" Paper presented at the 4th Healthy Cities: Making Cities Liveable Conference, Noosa, Queensland, 27-29 July 2011. [PDF]

Giroux, Henry A. 2012. Education and the crisis of public values. Peter Lang, New York. [abstract] [related video]

Hagens, Nathan J. 2013. "Twenty (Important ) Concepts I Wasn't Taught in Business School - Part I." The Oil Drum 13 September.

Huesemann, M.H. 2003. "The limits of Technological Solutions to Sustainable Development." Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 5:21-34. [PDF]

Ikerd, John. 2013. "The Three Ecological Principles of Economic Sustainability." Mother Pelican: A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability 9(3).

Jackson, Tim. "Societal transformations for a sustainable economy." Natural Resources Forum. Vol. 35. No. 3. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011. [PDF] [related article (PDF)] [related video]

  • Abstract. "This paper explores some social aspects of the transition to a sustainable economy. Starting from basic premises of ecological limits and social justice, the author examines the complex relationship between income and human well-being and argues that the rich world has a responsibility to 'make room for growth' where it matters most in terms of improved well-being; that is, in the poorest nations. The paper argues that this cannot be achieved simply through efficiency improvements or material 'decoupling'. A simple scenario analysis is used to illustrate the heroic nature of the assumptions that decoupling can achieve global carbon targets. Even if such assumptions are technically justifiable, economic incentives and social logic conspire against technological improvements of this magnitude. Instead, there is a need for profound transformation of the economic system itself, for which the rich nations must take a primary responsibility. This transformation has implications for incentive structures, ownership patterns, investment portfolios, the organisation of financial markets, and the structure of economic activities and for expectations of economic growth. It also demands a new economics, informed by a broader — and more realistic — vision of human nature." (p. 155)

Lovejoy, Derek. 1996. "Are there Limits to Growth? The Need for a Transition to a Solar-based  Economy." Natural Resource Forum 20(1):73-77. [PDF]

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. 2013. "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future." Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 142(1):41-58. [PDF]

Turner, Graham. 2008. "A Comparison of the Limits to Growth with Thirty Years of Reality." Global Environmental Change 18:397-411. [PDF]

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