Blogs: Environment

Economies are reliant on the resources provided by the natural environment and yet, left unchecked, economic development can lead to its irreversible destruction. We can help you understand economic dependency on the environment and the impact of economic growth on the natural world around us.

Green Growth versus Degrowth: lessons from our modelling

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Is it really possible to keep on consuming more and more, while still respecting societal and environmental boundaries?    

Will the future be one of green growth (the economy grows while resource use falls) or degrowth (economic growth is constrained in order to reduce en…

Plastics in a circular economy

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Are bioplastics the best solution for sustainable packaging in a circular economy? Is biodegradable or bio-based material ‘greener’ than multiple use plastics?

Conflicts with food production and an increase in the use of fertilisers and pesticides are not the only concern, ana…

The social cost of carbon; it’s time to kill it.

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What is the social cost of carbon (SCC)?
The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a hideous construct of mainstream economics. It is designed to show the economic value to the world of reducing a single unit of greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a number that can then be plugged in…