Heat, greed and human need: climate change, capitalism and sustainable wellbeing – video
At this event Professor Ian Gough Visiting Professor, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, and Associate, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science discussed his new book (Edward Elgar 2017).
This book builds an essential bridge between climate change and social policy. Combining ethics and human need theory with political economy and climate science, it offers a long-term, interdisciplinary analysis of the prospects for sustainable development and social justice. Beyond ‘green growth’ (which assumes an unprecedented rise in the emissions efficiency of production) it envisages two further policy stages vital for rich countries: a progressive ‘recomposition’ of consumption, and a post-growth ceiling on demand.
Chair: Professor Dame Judith Rees, Vice-chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE
Discussant: Kate Raworth, Oxford University Environmental Change Institute; author of Doughnut Economics
Event hashtag: #HeatGreedHumanNeed