Degrowth, green growth, a-growth and post-growth: The debate on ways forward from our growth addiction
It is widely recognised that averting catastrophic climate change and ecological disaster requires society to relinquish the current growth-focused economic system. However, what this change might include and how it can be implemented is less clear. Different solutions have been envisioned, with advocates for variants of “green growth,” “post-growth” or “de-growth” all presenting possible options for a new economic and social system that can exist within planetary boundaries. This annotated bibliography includes a range of articles which engage with and critique these concepts, consider how they might work in practice and propose strategies for overcoming the obstacles to implementation. The papers were selected by Lincoln University postgraduate students taking the course ERST636: Aspects of Sustainability: an international perspective, in preparation for a class debate of the moot “Green growth is simply designed to perpetuate current unsustainable practices and divert attention away from the need for more fundamental change”. For each paper, the author’s abstract is presented, followed by a discussion of key points. In cases where the paper lacked an abstract, a brief summary has been included instead. Key points and summaries are based on the students work, where necessary edited for clarity.... [Show full abstract]
Fields of Research410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation; 310406 Evolutionary impacts of climate change; 440703 Economic development policy; 440405 Poverty, inclusivity and wellbeing; 380399 Economic theory not elsewhere classified
TypeReport (Technical Report)
© LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2020.
CitationRoberts, L., & Henderson, J. (2020). Degrowth, green growth, a-growth and post-growth: The debate on ways forward from our growth addiction. LEaP Research Report, 57, 1-58.
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Bone and muscle growth in sheep : with particular reference to the effects of nutrition and intestinal parasitism Young, Mark John (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1988)Two studies were undertaken examining change in bone and muscle under different growth regimes. In the first study, ontogenetic growth of bone and muscle was examined over the range of liveweight (LW) 5 kg to 67 kg. A ...
Saunders, Anne E. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1982)Laboratory experiments were carried out to investigate the dormancy and after-ripening requirements of mature Polygonum aviculare seed. Approximately 90% of the mature seed sample tested was shed with an innate dormancy ...
Endogenous gibberellin-like substances in relation to short day induced flowering in the strawberry variety "Cambridge Favourite" Goldsbrough, R. C. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1972)Flowering and the factors controlling flowering have intrigued scientists and laymen alike for centuries. Over the years, developments in scientific research have revealed that flowering is controlled or at least affected ...