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How to kick the growth addiction
Tim Jackson in conversation with Allen White, April 2017
Endless economic growth, long the rallying cry of the conventional paradigm, endangers our future. Ecological economist Tim Jackson, CUSP Director and author of Prosperity Without Growth, explores the need to envision a post-growth economy with Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute.

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Conservation and the real world
Earth Optimism Cambridge, 22 April 2017
On 22 April 2017, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative of the UK is partnering with the Smithsonian in hosting an Earth Optimism event in Cambridge. Tim Jackson will be joining a panel with Jane Goodall, Sebastian Pole and David Amaning Kwarteng. Other speakers of the day include Fiona Reynolds, Steven Pinker and David Attenborough.
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10th anniversary | Sustainable Development at University of St Andrews
18 April 2017
Professor Tim Jackson to give public lecture presenting his new book and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the St Andrews Sustainable Development degree programme.
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Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the SDGs
Tim Jackson at international PAGE conference | Berlin 26 March 2017
CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson is joining the opening panel of the 2nd international ministerial conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), taking place at the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany.
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Discover the Future… Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow | Luxembourg 22 March 2017
Tim Jackson will be opening the Luxexpo Springbreak Business Forum in Luxembourg.  The world is facing recession, climate change, growing equality and more.  Tim Jackson is challenging economic principles and explains how we can stop feeding crises and start investing in our future.  He will share his vision of the alternatives available to us. Tim will be introduced by Romain Poulles, President of the Luxembourg Center for Circular Economy.
Also in attendance will be Luxembourg’s Grand-Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa.
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Brussels 13 March 2017
The European Trade Union Institute has invited Tim to introduce his substantially revised and re-written second edition of Prosperity Without Growth at their March monthly Forum.  The presentation will be met by Marie-Hélène Ska who will comment on the arguments from a workers’ perspective having in mind the challenges and new opportunities that this new vision of social progress may bring about.
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Tim Jackson in conversation with Barbara Unmüßig, Brussels 13 March 2017
Tim Jackson’s challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. At the same time the critique on greening the existing economy as the solution grew stronger. In Inside the Green Economy, Barbara Unmüßig and her co-authors set out to show that the promise of the Green Economy to reconcile continuous economic growth with ecological sustainability is a fallacy.
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Christchurch, 17 February 2017
On the occasion of the launch of the revised 2nd edition of Prosperity without Growth, Tim Jackson will give a lecture at University of Canterbury. The CUSP Director will discuss how much has changed in our new political and economic reality, and ask what we mean by a ‘post-growth’ economy? How can we live well in a finite planet?
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Washington, 24 January 2017
CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson has been invited to give a keynote presentation at the 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment in Washington, D.C.. The event is hosted by The National Council for Science and the Environments.
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New book by Tim Jackson
A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth – the landmark work by CUSP Director Professor Tim Jackson – was launched at a special event on 19 December at the University of Surrey, which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate.
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Blog by Tim Jackson
Prosperity isn’t just about earning more and having more, it consists in our ability to participate meaningfully in the life of society. A vital element that has gone missing for ordinary people over recent decades, Tim Jackson argues. We must question the fundamental structures behind our economies before they will work for everyone.
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Tim Jackson in conversation with Ken Webster and Joss Blériot
Having explored in depth the topic of our industrialised societies’ relationship with materials, as well as the need for gradual decoupling between development and resource impact, Tim Jackson joins the Disruptive Innovation Festival and discusses the potential of the circular economy at scale.
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Panel discussion w/ Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson joining discussion panel at “Inside the Green Economy” book launch, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 19 September 2016.
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Annual RGS conference w/ Tim Jackson
The debate on limits to growth is now more than four decades old. But recent experience offers new insights into the challenge. As part of the Annual RGS conference, Tim Jackson’s talk starts from a critical examination of the conventional vision and explores the possibilities for moving beyond it.
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Resurgence 50th anniversary w/ Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson to give lecture at Resurgence magazine’s 50th anniversary event: One Earth, One Humanity, One Future – 23 September 2016, Oxford.
Ensuring that no one is left behind | UN High-Level Political Forum, New York 11 July 2016
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 11 July 2016
Tim Jackson to speak at the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the UN’s central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs.
TJ in conversation w/ Kim Hill, Radion NZ | 9 July 2016
Tim Jackson in conversation with Kim Hill, 9 July 2016
In this interview with Kim Hill at Radio NZ, Tim Jackson is discussing the foundations for a post-growth economy; and why keeping the vision of social progress is vital, particularly in times of crises.
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CUSP Director Tim Jackson to receive prestigious international award for exceptional mid-career leadership, 20 June 2016
The Hillary Institute of International Leadership has announced today the selection of Tim Jackson as the 2016 Hillary Laureate for exceptional mid-career Leadership. The Director of CUSP is the Institute’s 7th annual global Laureate since 2009.
Intelligence Squared Panel w/ Stephanie Flanders & Deirdre McCloskey | London, 16 May 2016
Tim Jackson in panel debate at Emmanuel Centre, London, 16 May 2016
Intelligence Squared is hosting a discussion on the future of the global economy. Other panelists include Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan’s chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey. The evening will be moderated by Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor of BBC News.
46th St Gallen Symposium | 12 May 2016
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Tim Jackson gives opening keynote and in-depth workshop at the 46th St. Gallen Symposium, a high-profile annual conference designed to “capture and condense the most relevant debates currently shaping the world around us and making them center-stage.”
CUSP launch event | 23 May 2016
Launch event: Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
CUSP is directed by Prof Tim Jackson. The event is the first in a series of public debates (hosted by CUSP) engaging young and old alike across business, policy and civil society in one of the most vital questions of our time: what does prosperity mean in a world of environmental and social limits?
Limits Revisited, APPG launch | April 2016
New publication by Prof Tim Jackson and Robin Webster – April 2016
To coincide with the launch of a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth, Tim Jackson discusses the continuing relevance of the Club of Rome’s groundbreaking report in today’s context and introduces Limits Revisited, a new review of the debate, co-written with environmental writer Robin Webster.
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Towards a Stock-Flow Consistent Macroeconomics
New publication by Prof Tim Jackson et al – April 2016
Tim Jackson and his colleagues have developed a suite of macroeconomic models based on the methodology of Post – Keynesian Stock Flow Consistent (SFC) system dynamics. Taken together these models represent the first steps in constructing a new macroeconomic synthesis capable of exploring the economic and financial dimensions of an economy confronting resource or environmental constraints.

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Design for life: a commentary on Peter Sterling’s ‘why we consume’
Guest blog for the Great Transition Initiative
Why do we ever constrain our instinct for short-term pleasure? Particularly if, as this essay claims, short-term pleasure is all there is. Why is it that the most fulfilling activities in the long term have more to do with short-term pain than short-term pleasure?

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Towards a sustainable prosperity
Tim Jackson introducing the CUSP work programme – 18 Feb 2016
In the first blog of this new series, CUSP director Prof Tim Jackson explores the nature of prosperity and the challenge of achieving sustainable prosperity.

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Growth in Transition
Tim Jackson gives keynote lecture at 2016 Growth in Transition Conference – 24 Feb 2016
This year’s Growth in Transition Conference focuses on three key subject areas: Constraints, Transformation and Development. Tim Jackson will give a keynote lecture on Flourishing within Limits – The Foundations for a Sustainable Prosperity.