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Issue 25, December 8, 2010  

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Vancouver Footprint Can Be Seen From Space
 
Peru Looks to Footprint to Support Sustainable Development
 
UN Development Programme adds Footprint to suite of indicators
 
Japan Report Draws Widespread Attention
 
Measuring the Footprint of the ‘World’s Greenest City’
 
Enough versus More: Solving the Growth Dilemma
 
Licenses of 2010 National Footprint Account data now available.
 
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Enough versus More: Solving the Growth Dilemma

How can we provide well for the world’s people without bankrupting the natural systems that underlie all economic (and human) activities? The key, according to a new report by the Center for a Steady State Economy and based on input from leading economists, lies in shifting our economic systems from those based on the idea of more to those based on that of enough.

 
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Economic growth, while exacting a heavy toll from the environment, is not improving people’s lives in high-income nations such as the UK, the report states. Featuring input from economists such as Peter Victor, Tim Jackson and Andrew Simms,  Enough is Enough identifies specific, implementable policies for achieving a steady state economy, one that is sufficient to meet people’s needs for a high-quality of life, while staying within the scale of what nature can provide.

  • Click here to download the full report (130 pages).
  • Click here to download the summary (10 pages).
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