Smart Growth Can Help Achieve a Good Life for All Without Killing the Planet
Jakob, Michael 2022: Smart growth can help achieve a good life for all without killing the planet. Online: 13 September 2022. URL: https://impact.economist.com/sustainability/circular-economies/smart-growth-can-help-achieve-a-good-life-for-all-without-killing-the-planet
Is infinite economic growth possible in a world with finite natural resources? For many environmentalists the answer to this question is a clear no. But economists, such as Dr. Michael Jakob of Ecologic Institute, often disagree, emphasising that economic growth can occur as productivity increases, even as consumption of natural resources and greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions decrease. His guest op-ed is available online.