- Children and the Environment
- ELiCiT (Exploring lifestyle changes in transition)
- Foundations for Sustainable Living
- Mapping Rebound Effects
- PASSAGE (Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy)
- Policy Dialogue
- Price Responsiveness of Demand in Energy
- Resilience and Sustainable Lifestyles
- Sustainability Transitions in Food Systems
- Sustainable Living in Remote Rural Scotland
Tim Jackson on »Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy«, video now available
Our economic system is still based on the equation “growth = prosperity = a secure standard of living”. After the global financial crisis, a radical revision of this materialistically oriented economics is inevitable.The ten-day festival #WWTBD focused on central issues of our society, and draws on Thomas Bernhard’s tradition of critical thinking. WWTBD – What Would Thomas Bernhard Do featured contributions from practitioners in the visual arts, music, literature, art theory, sociology, philosophy, and economics; presents, films, performances, and concerts...Read more
With Prof Tim Jackson, Vienna 16 May 2013, video now available
EARTHtalks is one of the largest conferences on green topics in Austria. According to its motto "Bottom Up!" the aim is to inform the public about eco social topics, link eco social initiatives and activate the motivation to change social behaviour. The video from this years conference is available here.
Portuguese book launch of Prosperity without Growth, Lisbon 24 June 2013
On 24 June 2013 Prosperidade sem crescimento - economia para um planeta finito will be launched at the Teatro Maria Matos in Lisbon. To this occasion and as part of the Ciclo de Conferências Transição Tim Jackson will be giving a lecture on »Prosperity and Sustainability in a Green Economy«.
A review essay by Bronwyn Hayward
In political science, like many academic disciplines, we often try to establish the rules of intellectual engagement, framing questions and problems in ways that ‘we’ can ‘answer’ within ‘our’ discipline. Furthermore our various incentive systems for academic effort also reinforce this silo effect...Read more
John Ashton to give SLRG-Lunchtime Seminar, 27 June 2013
A rapid transition to a carbon neutral energy system across the major economies - and thus a successful response to climate change - cannot be accomplished within the current growth model. A high degree of intervention will be required but there are no historic analogues for its nature, scale or intensity. In other words we have a broken compass and no map. What is to be done? For more information on the seminar go here.
University of Surrey, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date for applications: 25 June 2013.
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in Ecological Macroeconomics for 2 years. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a dynamic simulation model of the macro-economy under conditions of ecological constraint. Working closely with Prof Tim Jackson in CES and other European researchers, the successful applicant will help build an empirical database for the application of the model in a European context. The role forms part of the EU FP7 large-scale project Wealth, Welfare and Work for Europe....Read more
Tim Jackson in German-French documentary series about the requirements for a sustainable future of humanity
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? For a sustainable future of humanity
30 Short Documentaries / HD / 10-14 mins / D 2010-2013
Directors: Dirk Wilutzky & Mathilde Bonnefoy
ARTE TV, May 2013
Angela Druckman appointed to the Advisory Board of ICARB
ICARB is a group of academics, policy makers and professionals working to create a set of transparent, consistent and accurate rules for carbon accounting. For further information visit the ICARB website here.
Tim Jackson on »Socially useful investment«, London 10 May 2013
The conference on Transforming Finance is a coalition project led by Friends of the Earth, and draws on the expertise and support of a broad alliance of think tanks and NGOs with an interest in making finance work for people and planet, including the New Economics Foundation and Finance Lab. Videos of the conference can be found here.
Exploring how mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy can influence food research, education and activism
Lewes, 22 May 2013
With support from Niamh Carey of WWF-UK, Rachael Durrant of the SLRG organised a day long workshop on the 22nd of May to explore how the concept and practice of mindfulness can support a change in our relationships to food. It was attended by 15 people with backgrounds in academia, education, therapeutics, activism and local enterprise relating to food...Read more
Changing the Finance System to enable the Transition to a Sustainable Economy, Brussels 14-15 May 2013
On May 14th/15th Tim Jackson will be speaking at the EU project workshop, alongside Prof Dirk Bezemer from Groningenn University, Peter Blom from Triodos Bank, Green Party MEP Philippe Lamberts and others. You are invited to join a high-level discussion, and participative workshop on using policy to change the finance system into one that can enable a transition to a sustainable economy...Read more