Farmer meet Roughneck by Jan Buchholtz | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The limits to substitution: Metaresource depletion and a new economic-ecologic paradigm

Assumptions about substitution are central to differing opinions on the presence of limits to economic growth. In […]

Money Plant by Tax Credits | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Economic Growth is not Compatible With Environmental Sustainability

Federico Demaria challenges the dominant “growth for growth’s sake” credo pointing out that further economic growth is […]

Map of atmospheric CO2 via NASA

Climate mitigation policy as a system solution: addressing the risk cost of carbon

How can climate finance could be most effectively mobilized in response to the goal of limiting global […]

ADB Investment Brings Cleaner Energy to the People's Republic of China | Image by the Asian Development Bank | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

China’s drivers and planetary ecological collapse

Richard Smith considers if China can be the ecological civilization Xi Jinping has promised. In exploring the […]

Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain by  Mark Klotz | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Climate Crisis and Managed Deindustrialization: Debating Alternatives to Ecological Collapse

Richard Smith makes an argument for ecosocialism as the only alternative if we wish to avoid market-driven […]

Economy by  spDuchamp | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Economic de-growth vs. steady-state economy

In this review of the concepts of economic de-growth and a steady-state economy, Kerschner concludes that the […]

Salton Sea Wasteland by Oliver.Dodd | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

An Ecolate View of the Human Predicament.

In a follow-up to his often cited article, Tragedy of the Commons, Hardin re-visits the central idea […]

Girls net fishing, Madagascar by Rod Waddington | Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0

Modeling the Dynamics of the Integrated Earth System and the Value of Global Ecosystem Services Using the Gumbo Model

The authors developed a global unified metamodel of the biosphere (GUMBO) to simulate the integrated earth system […]

Path Station Escalators at Rush Hour by Dan DeLuca | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Sustainability Economics: where do we stand

In this overview of environmental economics, resource economics and sustainable economics, Ayres also describes the economic growth […]

Women gather to receive contraceptives in Malawi Photo by Lindsay Mgbor, Department for International Development | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Return of the population growth factor –its impact on millennium development goals

A Report of the Hearings by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health. […]