Economics & Investment

The causes of climate change are deeply embedded in our carbon-intensive methods of production, distribution, and consumption. Understanding the core connection between the measurement and calibration of economic exchange, our individual and collective channeling of resources, and the carbon byproducts of these decisions are fundamental to informing policy and practice.

Degrowing Our Way to Genuine Progress

In the first article of The Five Thousand Pound Life digital publication series, Erik Assadourian, a Senior Fellow at Worldwatch Institute, questions the presumed marriage of growth and progress.

October 28, 2013

Second Life: A Manifesto for a New Environmentalism

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger argue that a particular strain of “bright green” thinking that promotes sustained government investment in research and innovation will move us past our current environmental challenges

December 2, 2013