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.
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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.
New CUSP blog by Prof Tim Jackson, 18 February 2016
In the first blog of the new series by the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, CUSP director Prof Tim Jackson explores the nature of prosperity and the challenge of achieving sustainable prosperity, introducing the CUSP work programme.
Tim Jackson commenting on Bellamy Foster essay – Great Transition Blog, Oct 2015
The Great Transition Initiative is an online forum and international network for scholarly discourse and the critical exploration of concepts, strategies, and visions for a transition to a future of enriched lives, human solidarity, and a resilient biosphere.