Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy (PASSAGE) is a Professorial Fellowship held by Prof Tim Jackson at the University of Surrey and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The overall aim of PASSAGE is to explore the relationship between prosperity and sustainability and to develop research on the green economy.
Foundations for Sustainable Living ∙ For over a decade, Tim Jackson has been at the forefront of multidisciplinary research on the relationship between consumption, lifestyle, and sustainability. One of the aims of PASSAGE is to synthesise this extensive body of work.
Ecological macroeconomics ∙ Tim Jackson’s ground-breaking Prosperity without Growth – economics for a finite planet called for a new macro-economics which no longer relies on relentless consumption growth to achieve stability. PASSAGE is using system dynamics to address this challenge.
Transforming finance ∙ The existing financial system has created financial instability and ecological unsustainability. Working with a variety of partners, PASSAGE is exploring the transformation of financial markets to deliver long-term investment for a lasting prosperity.
New book by Tim Jackson
A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth – the landmark work by CUSP Director Professor Tim Jackson – was launched at a special event on 19 December at the University of Surrey, which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate.
Blog by Tim Jackson
Prosperity isn’t just about earning more and having more, it consists in our ability to participate meaningfully in the life of society. A vital element that has gone missing for ordinary people over recent decades, Tim Jackson argues. We must question the fundamental structures behind our economies before they will work for everyone.
Tim Jackson in conversation with Ken Webster and Joss Blériot
Having explored in depth the topic of our industrialised societies’ relationship with materials, as well as the need for gradual decoupling between development and resource impact, Tim Jackson joins the Disruptive Innovation Festival and discusses the potential of the circular economy at scale.
Panel discussion w/ Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson joining discussion panel at “Inside the Green Economy” book launch, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 19 September 2016.
Annual RGS conference w/ Tim Jackson, 2 Sept 2016
The debate on limits to growth is now more than four decades old. But recent experience offers new insights into the challenge. As part of the Annual RGS conference, Tim Jackson’s talk starts from a critical examination of the conventional vision and explores the possibilities for moving beyond it.
Resurgence 50th anniversary w/ Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson to give lecture at Resurgence magazine’s 50th anniversary event: One Earth, One Humanity, One Future – 23 September 2016, Oxford.
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 11 July 2016
Tim Jackson speaks at the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the UN’s central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs.
Tim Jackson to receive prestigious international award for exceptional mid-career leadership, 20 June 2016
The Hillary Institute of International Leadership has announced today the selection of Tim Jackson as the 2016 Hillary Laureate for exceptional mid-career Leadership. The Director of CUSP is the Institute’s 7th annual global Laureate since 2009.
Tim Jackson in panel debate at Emmanuel Centre, London, 16 May 2016
Intelligence Squared wa hosting a discussion on the future of the global economy. Other panelists include Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan’s chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey. The evening was moderated by Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor of BBC News.
St Gallen Symposium w/ Tim Jackson, 12 May 2016
Tim Jackson gives opening keynote and in-depth workshop at the 46th St. Gallen Symposium, a high-profile annual conference designed to “capture and condense the most relevant debates currently shaping the world around us and making them center-stage.”
Blog by Tim Jackson on new APPG report, 19 April 2016
To coincide with the launch of a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth, Tim Jackson discusses the continuing relevance of the Club of Rome’s groundbreaking report in today’s context and introduces Limits Revisited, a new review of the debate, co-written with environmental writer Robin Webster.
New publication by Prof Tim Jackson et al, April 2016
Tim Jackson and his colleagues have developed a suite of macroeconomic models based on the methodology of Post-Keynesian Stock Flow Consistent (SFC) system dynamics. Taken together these models represent the first steps in constructing a new macroeconomic synthesis capable of exploring the economic and financial dimensions of an economy confronting resource or environmental constraints.
Tim Jackson commenting on Bellamy Foster essay – Great Transition Blog, Oct 2015
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