Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy (PASSAGE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Centre for Environmental Strategy

Abstract

This Fellowship explores the relationship between sustainability and prosperity in the context of the 'green economy'. It aims to support Prof Jackson in two main tasks. One of these is to synthesise the research findings from almost a decade of work exploring the concept of sustainable lifestyles. This body of work (developed most recently through an ESRC funded Research group on Lifestyles Values and Environment (RESOLVE) has set out to examine the complex relationships between people's lifestyles, societal values and the environment. Collating and synthesising that evidence in an accessible way for a broad audience is the first main aim of the fellowship.

One of the core themes that emerges from this body of work involves the tension that sometimes arises between concerns for sustainability and the pursuit of prosperity. This tension is particularly acute when concepts of prosperity are based on ideas of material accumulation. But even when prosperity is framed differently, for example in terms of wellbeing or our capabilities to flourish, the structures of economic growth and the values of consumerism tend to drive society towards unsustainable outcomes. Prof Jackson has written extensively about this dilemma, most recently in his book Prosperity without Growth - economics for a finite planet, which has attracted worldwide attention. The book sets out the dynamics of the problem. But it also points towards structural solutions. The second main aim of this fellowship is to develop these solutions further. In particular, the Fellowship will allow Prof Jackson to build on an existing collaboration with Canadian economist Prof Peter Victor to develop a macroeconomic model of the green economy.

The model sets out the key economic relationships, for instance between consumption, savings and investment, between the private and the public sector, between enterprise and households, in an ecologically constrained economy. It explores key questions about the structure of financial markets, the role of community-scale investment, the nature of economic activity and the role of different ownership structures in a green economy. In doing so, it allows for an enhanced understanding of the transition to a green economy. Once the model is developed it will be applied to five case study countries, with different stages and structures of development.

Planned Impact

Beneficiaries from this research will include business, financial investors, social enterprise, civil society, the media, policymakers and the academic community. Support letters (see attached) have been offered from some of these users. Longer term benefits to the UK include:

1) improved insights into the environmental implications of lifestyle change;
2) better policy design for carbon emission reduction (and other mitigation policies);
3) a stronger research base in sustainable finance, particularly in the sphere of community based finance;
4) improvements to the national accounting framework and its relevance to environmental policy;
5) enhanced understanding of the financial conditions of the transition to a green economy;
6) enhanced understanding of the labour implications of the transition to a green economy;
7) improved integration of ecological, economic and social policy goals.

Many benefits will be almost immediate, arising within the timescale of the Fellowship, since early engagement is proposed. Both the synthesis task and the modelling task will begin to yield user relevant insights within the first six months to a year of the Fellowship. Specific benefits to individual sectors are discussed below.

Business: The findings on sustainable living will help businesses engage strategically with consumers, and deepen their understanding of the relationship between sustainability and people's lifestyles. The learning from GEMMA will be vital to this task.

Investors: The role and structure of investment in the macro-economy is one of the elements explored in GEMMA. Financial institutions can expect to understand better the investment needs of a green economy, the structure of financial markets best suited to deliver those needs, and the conditions required to stimulate both saving and investment at community level.

Social Enterprise: community based social enterprise represents a key opportunity to improve employment, reduce environmental impacts and provide vital services in the green economy.

Civil Society: The advantages to such organisations from the work range from the ability to engage more effectively with people over issues like climate change to the development of strategic priorities around investment and economic viability.

Media: The expertise developed through the Fellowship will be increasingly important to inform mainstream financial and economic media about the green economy as well as to help environmental journalists understand the demands of sustainable living.

Government: The findings from the macroeconomic modelling will be of direct relevance to economists in Defra, Treasury and elsewhere in government in understanding the transition to a green economy. Since the model itself is based firmly on the widely used national accounts structure, the results can immediately be assimilated into more conventional understandings of economic structure, while at the same time offering new insights into an ecological bounded economy.

Academia: Benefits to the broader economic activity include the development of new theoretical frameworks for the green economy and a multidisciplinary synthesis of findings on sustainable lifestyles. Younger researchers and post-graduate students will benefit from the development of new research projects and training programmes in this area. This will be particularly important as both private and public sector organisations increasingly value an ecologically literate graduate work-force.
 
Description The work carried out under this grant addressed the relationship between the quality of our lives (our prosperity) and the sustainability of our society. This task was addressed at three different levels. (1) We explored individual conceptions of the 'good life' in various ways and addressed the question of how to improve our lives, without increasing environmental impacts. For example, we explored the fear of death as a driver of consumerism and the use of mindfulness as a way of curbing compulsive shopping behaviours. (2) We looked at the implications of prosperity and sustainability for local communities, developing a concept of the 'green economy at local scale'. We identified numerous case studies, pilot initiatives and social experiments, which attempt to put this concept in practice and looked at the difficulties they encounter and the conditions under which they can flourish. (3) We developed a new economic modelling approach at the level of the nation state to explore the relationship between prosperity and sustainability. This work draws several previous economic (and ecological) approaches together. Using this suite of models, we were able to: (i) explore (and critique) Piketty's hypothesis that there is a 'natural' increase in inequality as economic growth slows down; (ii) test the role of government spending in stabilising an unstable economy and (iii) begin to understand the economic and financial implications of 'stranded assets' in the fossil fuel sector.
Exploitation Route The work has been foundational in building the new Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. It has contributed to a growing body of economic modelling which now uses the same ideas that we have developed (stock-flow consistent ecological macroeconomic modelling). Our own modelling fed directly into the United Nations Environment Programme's Finance Initiative. We also held conversations and seminars at the Bank of England about the macroeconomic modelling work - and there is a particular interest in our work on stranded assets. The work on green economy at community scale was taken up by a Foundation in Canada as the basis for their funding programme. It was also included as part of an online 'vision project' for a new economy in the US. Finally, our work on mindfulness was developed into a stage play by an independent group.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/
 
Description The PASSAGE project coincided with a period of significant turbulence in policy and in wider public life, following the financial crisis of 2008/9. The fellowship's focus on green economy, sustainable living and sustainable investment found considerable resonance in policy, business and civil society. As a result, the impacts of the work have been widespread, across many sectors and international in scope. For example, Professor Jackson's high-level engagements with the United Nations have been significant across the lifespan of PASSAGE and are still ongoing. His conceptual work on prosperity and sustainability informed both the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the process of monitoring progress towards these goals for 2030. Keynotes at the Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN in 2013 and at the 1st High Level Forum on the SDGs in 2016 were indicative of the influence that the work had in the wider international policy agenda. More specifically, the collaborative modelling work with Prof Peter Victor was an input to the UNEP Finance Initiative in 2014 and his conceptual work on sustainable living led to him playing an advisory role in the UN's 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Both during and after the fellowship period itself, Tim has engaged strongly with companies in the finance sector at many different scales. At the international scale, for example, he worked with Aviva, providing inputs to the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on sustainable capital markets, which will report later this year. International impact has also included specific country engagements, for example with the Ministry of Development in France, the Congreso Futuro (an initiative of the Chilean government), the St Gallen Symposium (a business oriented annual conference) in Switzerland, LuxExpo (a business conference in Luxembourg), the German Enquête Commission on Wellbeing and Quality of Life, and the Austrian Growth in Transition conference. In the UK itself, the PASSAGE project led to numerous engagements in policy and public debates about prosperity and sustainability. Notable amongst these were inputs to the Environmental Audit Committee study on the Circular Economy, ongoing work with the Bank of England on modelling ecological and resource limits on the economy, and a contribution to the People's Parliament series on reforming the monetary system. One of the curiosities of this particular project has been the breadth of its engagement from the intellectual specifics of developing macroeconomic models to a wide-scale public engagement in mainstream news and documentary media. The PASSAGE website (www.prosperitas.org.uk/news.html) provides a useful catalogue of this range. In fact, the website itself has had over 25,000 visitors from 139 countries. Over 60% of the visitors were under 35, but the age range extended from school students to retirees, testifying to the wide interest in the topics addressed in the fellowship. The website statistics reveal that the most frequently visited parts of the website were the pages devoted to two interactive macroeconomic simulation tools, which allowed users to test various rather specific aspects of the green economy. But the mainstream engagement has also been extensive. News programmes, live-stream debates and documentary films featuring Tim and this work have accumulated well over 100,000 views on various platforms. A documentary film featuring some of the work has been nominated for a prestigious film prize in Germany. Another curiosity of the fellowship has been the wide range of different kinds of organisations and institutions who have been interested in the work, across so many different sectors. This ongoing engagement was influential in the decision to publish a second substantially revised edition of Tim's ground-breaking book 'Prosperity without Growth', bringing the arguments up to date and setting them in the context of recent topical debates about inequality, work and inclusive economic growth. A fitting finale to the fellowship was Tim's award in 2016 for outstanding leadership in sustainability from the Hillary Institute. The impacts of this immensely productive period of time continue, with many of the themes picked up in the work of the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) which Tim now leads.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Environmental Audit Committee, Evidence session on circular economy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Evidence submission to Environmental Audit Committee on Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Evidence by the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity Submitted on 18 February 2016 The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has invited written evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainability; evaluating the role of the department in developing and implementing Government policies to protect the environment and respond to climate change. Scope of the inquiry: The role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. This follows on from work done by the previous Committee looking at Sustainability and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Home Office and the National Health Service.
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/news/eac-treasury-inquiry/
 
Description GRI Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Participation in the GRI Advisory Committee in association with the Aviva Investors
 
Description GRI Advisory Committee Meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Tim attended meeting of the GRI Advisory Board in collaboration with Aviva Investors.
 
Description Greens Survey dicussed in European Parliament
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Participated in a discussion about a survey commissioned by the Greens, hosted at the European Parliament
 
Description National Infrastructure Commission
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Submitted evidence to the national infrastructure commission.
URL http://p_198_58a16acc6c087.docx
 
Description Participation in a meeting of Green House Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Participation in a meeting of Green House Advisory Group
 
Description Progressive Alliance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Title Stock-flow consistent framework for the analysis of stranded assets and the transition of a low carbon economy 
Description This dissertation presents a stock-flow consistent (SFC) model with an integrated input-output (IO) model for the study of the economic mechanisms by which capital assets might be stranded in the fossil fuel extraction and energy generation sectors. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact n/a 
 
Description Jackson-Victor collaboration 
Organisation York University Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Peter Victor and I work together on the development of ecological macroeconomic models. We use these models to test hypothesis about the green economy.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Victor and I work together on the development of ecological macroeconomic models. We use these models to test hypothesis about the green economy.
Impact Jackson, T and P. Victor 2013. Green economy at a community scale. Metcalf Foundation: Toronto | November 2013. Jackson T, B Drake, P Victor, K Kratena and M Sommer 2014. Foundations for an Ecological Macroeconomics: literature review and model development. WWWforEurope Working Paper no. 65 Jackson T and P Victor 2015. Towards a stock-flow consistent macro-economics - an overview of the FALSTAFF framework with some illustrative results. UNEP Inquiry Working Paper 15/04. Jackson, T, Victor, P. and A. Asjad Naqvi 2016. Towards a Stock - Flow Consistent Ecological Macroeconomics. Work Package  205, Milestone 40 "Report on model results including additional policies to  counter averse effects". Working Paper no  114.  Jackson, T and  P Victor 2016. Does slow growth lead to rising inequality? Some theoretical reflections and numerical simulations. Ecological Economics, Vol. 121, 206-219.  Jackson, T and P Victor 2015. Does credit create a growth imperative? A quasi-steady state economy with interest-bearing debt. Ecological Economics, Vol 120, pp. 32-48.
Start Year 2010
 
Description 1,2,3 Go Social (keynote at Social Enterprise Award Ceremony in Luxembourg) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 1,2,3 Go Social Event, under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade of Luxembourg and in the presence of Her Royal Highness, La Grande Duchesse, honours outstanding social enterprises. Tim Jackson will give a keynote speech on the role of social enterprises in a post-crisis economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 1976 | MDP - measure of domestic progress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim wrote an article for the Tagesspiegel, a German daily newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cdn.kolola.net/45_cuspimpact/photos/p_89_57c1ef95dcac8.pdf
 
Description 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the context of the global economic crisis, with its various forms across countries and segments of society, 2014's congress "From crisis to sustainable well-being" aimed to concentrate on the individual and social reactions to that crisis that go beyond economic issues: the question of individual and collective well-being. The 5-days-forum was designed for sharing new scientific developments and to analyse the challenges and effective contributions that psychological sciences and its professions can offer to our societies. As part of the opening ceremonies, Tim Jackson gave a keynote presentation on The price of everything and the value of nothing - sustainability "after the crisis".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 3rd international Conference of Growth in Transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote for 'How Constraints Make Us Grow - A Society in Transition' theme conference: How Constraints Make Us Grow - A Society in Transition. It took place 22 - 24 February 2016 in Vienna and elaborated on new forms of prosperity, alternative economic activities, as well as social and economic models for a sustainable economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/news/git2016/
 
Description 46th St. Gallen Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Jackson attended the 46th St. Gallen Symposium (11-13 May 2016) to debate "Growth - the good, the bad, and the ugly". His opening speech on "The case for slower growth - but how?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/st-gallen-symposium/more-fun-less-stuff_b_10416582.html?utm_content=bu...
 
Description A joint lecture by Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs, Chaired by Tim Jackson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In this joint lecture, Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs will seek to explain the causes of the current economic crisis, and suggest how we might escape it. Drawing on their new book, Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth they will show how today's deep economic problems reflect the inadequacies of orthodox economic theory and the failure of economic policies informed by it. They will show how alternative economic approaches can better explain how capitalism works, why it often doesn't, and how it can be made more innovative, inclusive and sustainable.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion with CUSP Director, Tim Jackson, and audience Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/event/mm_mj_rethinking-capitalism/
 
Description APPG Annual General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The AGM of the APPG on Limits to Growth was held this year in Westminster Hall with 7 MP's participating. There were fourteen members in attendance and the discussion was highly engaged. Several events are planned for the next 12 months including a launch of the Beyond GDP Review, a seminar with the Bank of England, a seminar with the New Economics Foundation and a policy brief to the Treasury Select Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description APPG LtG meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting of the APPG on LtG to set the groups priorities and work programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Ulster radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim participated in a radio interview with BBC Ulster radio about the work of CUSP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bank of England Macroeconomic and Financial Stability Implications of Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson as speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bank of England Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speech and Panel discussion by Tim Jackson at the Bank of England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Business Green article on Limits to Growth APPG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim gave a telephone interview and two articles were published in Business Green about the work of CUSP and the APPG, gaining recognition and awareness raising.
Second article: http://cdn.kolola.net/45_cuspimpact/photos/p_27_575ea8292296c.pdf,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2455369/new-parliamentary-group-to-examine-limits-to-growth
 
Description CES Open Afternoon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Limits revisited: towards an understanding of sustainable prosperity" Tim Jackson, Director of the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) and Professor of Sustainable Development presented an overview of the Centre's work and outline its role as secretariat to the recently established All Party Parliamentary Group on the Limits to Growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Capitalism & its Discontents, 5x15 event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 5x15 is a cultural events organisation based in London. Its events feature 5 speakers who each have 15 minutes to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. Speakers at 5x15 events in the past have included Joanna Lumley, Salman Rushdie, Thomas Heatherwick, Grayson Perry and Ian McEwan. 5x15 has a reputation for putting on inspiring, thought provoking and exciting live events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/tj-5x15.html#.Vt2km8LMWUk
 
Description Cassa di risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson invited to give a talk at the Cassa di risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that for the last 20 years has been working to promote the quality of life and the sustainable development of the territory of Padua and Rovigo. It is inspired by a a vision of an open, cooperating community aiming at innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Der Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with daily newspaper resulting in an online article in Der Standard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://derstandard.at/2000031730114/Oekonom-Jackson-Wir-muessen-das-System-ernsthaft-hinterfragen
 
Description Developing an Ecological Macroeconomics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Centre for International Governance Innovation

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cigionline.org/publications/2013/9/developing-ecological-macroeconomics
 
Description Die Presse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with daily Newspaper - Interviewer Matthias Auer resulting in an article published in Die Presse
"Tim Jackson: "Even work can be fun": Europe can not afford further growth, says the British economist Tim Jackson. The world could do without some companies, he says. Not on the financial markets."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/international/4932897/Tim-Jackson_Auch-Arbeit-kann-Spass-machen
 
Description Disruptive Innovation Festival | Ellen MacArthur Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Filming with Tim Jackson for November's Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), organised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Is prosperity without growth possible? The DIF is a global online event, bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, industry, makers, learners and doers to explore and respond to the changing economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thinkdif.co/
 
Description ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (documentary) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Tim Jackson featured in new short documentary, by the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy: "Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources".
Enough Is Enough lays out an alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth - an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill, the film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, create jobs, and more. Drawing on the expertise of Tim Jackson, Kate Pickett, Andrew Simms, Natalie Bennett, and Ben Dyson, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/enough-is-enough.html#.Vt2qLsLMWUk
 
Description Global Graduate Award in Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture by Tim Jackson for the Global Graduate Award in Sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Good Life Beyond Growth (Jena) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How do the economic crisis and the vision of a post-growth society change the debate about the good life? Can we identify individual, social, and political conditions for a good life in a society that can no longer guarantee a rising income for everybody? The complex relations between the crisis of the growth paradigm and conceptions of the good life have been addressed by researchers from different disciplines such as sociology, philosophy, economics, psychology and political science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.kolleg-postwachstum.de/Veranstaltungen/Veranstaltungen/Konferenz_+Good+Life+Beyond+Growth...
 
Description Good Old Growth! (documentary) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "More growth!" is the political mantra in times of economic, environmental and financial crises - the always-more-ideology is supposed to guarantee a return to a healthy economy. Recently though, more and more economic and ecological experts have began advocating against this concept of limitless growth: it's simply unsustainable and in the affluent West not contributing anymore to well-being.

In her latest investigation, French journalist and accomplished film-maker Marie-Monique Robin questions the dogma of growth and investigates social and economic alternatives: community-based and environmentally conscious models are on the rise and seem to prepare much better for emerging problems such as climate change, resource scarcities and financial crises.

The context of Robin's investigation is provided by interviews with experts including Herman Daly, Juliet Schor, William Rees, Thomas Greco, Dominique Méda, Andrew Dlugolecki, Nico Paech and Tim Jackson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://future.arte.tv/fr/vous-avez-dit-croissance#article-anchor-21761
 
Description Growing Prosperity Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Growing Prosperity was a one-day conference at the Guildhall in London exploring the potential benefits of a greener economy and its important role in creating prosperity for all. It is designed to be "participative and proactive, providing an open forum for civil society organisations, funders, policy thinkers and makers to share good ideas, connect local solutions to global challenges, and explore how best to grow and multiply the shoots of innovation" Following the opening talks by the current Lord Mayor, Fiona Wolf and the Rt Hon Gregory Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Tim Jackson joined a podium discussion, chaired by broadcaster Jon Snow. Co-discussants are Sally Uren (CEO, Forum for the Future) and Julia Groves (Managing Director, Trillion Fund).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Growing a circular economy: 3rd evidence session (Evidence for Environmental Audit Committee on a circular economy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Environmental Audit Committee will held its third public evidence hearing on its growing a circular economy inquiry at 9.30am on Wednesday 11 June 2014 in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/environmental-audit-committee.html#.Vt2nTsLMWUk
 
Description Growth in Transition conference, How Constraints Make Us Grow - A Society in Transition (Vienna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This year's Growth in Transition Conference will focus 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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.growthintransition.eu/conference2016/
 
Description Growth is not the answer to inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Thomas Piketty might argue that we need growth to resolve inequality, but this is just a comforting half-truth our politicians can use to justify business as usual
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/13/growth-is-not-the-answer-to-inequality
 
Description Grünes Wachstum ist heroisch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim was interviewed by Wiener Zeitung in conjunction with the 3rd international Conference of Growth in Transition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/wirtschaft/international/806866_Gruenes-Wachstum-ist-heroisc...
 
Description Hillary Award and 'Prosperity Without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow' book Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth was launched at a special event on 19 December at the University of Surrey, which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.routledge.com/Prosperity-without-Growth-Foundations-for-the-Economy-of-Tomorrow/Jackson/...
 
Description Huffington Post live panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Jackson tool part in a Huffington Post live panel on Post Work Economy on 28th February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description INET Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture by Tim Jackson at the Young Scholar Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? The Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC) of the University of Greenwich, and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) hosted this talk by Professor Tim Jackson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prosperity-without-growth-in-a-finite-planet-with-professor-tim-jacks...
 
Description IRP Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited scientific speaker for International Resource Panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ISIE conference 2015 (University of Surrey, Guildford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This conference reviews what industrial ecology has achieved so far, how it is being applied and how it needs to develop in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ces/news/key_events/isie_conference/
 
Description Informed Choice Radio Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informed Choice Radio Podcast on Prosperity without Growth with Tim Jackson, Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://icradio.co.uk/icr163-professor-tim-jackson-prosperity-without-growth/
 
Description Institute for Global Prosperity Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson invited to present seminar to MSc and PhD students at UCL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Intelligence Squared Debate on Growth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 16th May, Intelligence Squared hosted this discussion on the future of the global economy. Other panelists included Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan's chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey. The evening was moderated by Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor of BBC News.The event had a live audience of 600 people and to date has had 8319 views on Youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/news/tj_iq2/
 
Description Interview (Vienna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Austrian Daily
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview (Vienna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact radio ORF/Ö1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview (Vienna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daily Newspaper "Die Presse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview, #KeepItInTheGround 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Larry Elliot, the Guardian's economics editor sets out to do something no economist has yet managed; to figure out the maths of keeping it in the ground. What would happen to the global economy and would we face a global recession?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audio/2015/apr/20/podcast-biggest-story-economics-episode5
 
Description Invisible (R)evolutions (documentary) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact New documentary on "slow-down" initiatives worldwide

In societies based on immediate, multi-tasked interactions, where high speed living has become the norm, an increasing number of citizen groups worldwide have decided to develop and live sustainable alternatives to the prevailing principles of never ending growth and ever faster transaction.

The documentary by Phillippe Borrel explores some of these transition initiatives, looking for ways to return to an understanding and use of time that allows for mindfulness, patience and purpose.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/048763-000-A/l-urgence-de-ralentir
 
Description Johannes Kaup (radio ORF/Ö1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio Interview with Johannes Kaup (radio ORF/Ö1) in conjunction with the 3rd international Conference of Growth in Transition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://oe1.orf.at/team/johanneskaup
 
Description Keynote at the '#WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do' art festival, Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave the keynote speech at the '#WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do' art festivak in Vienna in May 2013. Kunsthalle Wien organized a ten-day festival dedicated to key issues of today's society. WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do takes up the tradition of Thomas Bernhard's critical and recalcitrant thinking, transfers it into the present, and breaks it down into various disciplines in the sense of a concise analysis of the present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://timjackson.org.uk/wwtbd/
 
Description Keynote at the Annual Parliamentary Hearing on SGDs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave a keynote speech at the United Nations parliamentary hearing on SGDs in November 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Keynote for Triodos Bank's 20th Birthday 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave the keynote speech at Triodos Bank's 20th Birthday event, Brussels, October 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://timjackson.org.uk/triodos-brussels-13-october-2013/
 
Description Limits to Growth - is this the last call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Charting the story behind the writing of the 1972 environmentalist classic Limits to Growth, a screening of the award-winning documentary Last Call was taking place at the House of Commons in London, 4 March 2015. Taking its cue from the issues raised in the documentary the event was followed by an expert panel discussion: Is there still time for a last call? What would heeding that call mean in practical terms?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://timjackson.org.uk/l2g-screening/
 
Description Limits to Growth or Opportunities for Prosperity? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The inaugural event of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth, a new platform for cross-party dialogue on economic growth in a time of environmental and social transition. The event also marked the launch of Limits Revisited - a new review of the limits debate commissioned specifically for the APPG.

Speakers included:
Anders Wijkman, Co-Chair, Club of Rome
Caroline Lucas MP, APPG Chair
Tim Jackson, Author of Prosperity without Growth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Making money work for the people (debate at People's Parliament, House of Commons) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The People's Parliament is a discussion series held in Parliament, hosted by John McDonnell MP with the aim of livening up, and providing political depth, to the debate in the run up to the next election.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting of the APPG on Limits to Growth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Annual meeting of the APPG on Limits to Growth to discuss work program and associated outputs for the next 12 months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description More profit from less stuff | Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One of the principal themes of the shift to a sustainable economy, at least in the developed world, is 'dematerialisation,' - less added value from physical 'stuff' and more from human skills. This represents an opportunity for businesses to create new competitive advantage. These two meetings will address what businesses can do to make the most of this. The focus will be primarily on customers rather than production techniques and supply chains: how do businesses create 'more fun from less stuff' as well as more profit, and in doing so build their brands? It will cover goods as well as services - the proportion of value added from skills and stuff varies in both.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/event/more-profit-less-stuff/
 
Description NCSE 2017 Integrating Environment and Health Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote Lecture by Tim Jackson at NCSE 2017 Integrating Environment and Health Conference.
The health of the people, the planet, and all living beings is complex and interconnected. NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health will bring together diverse groups of individuals and experts - including researchers, educators, students, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs - to explore these relationships on specific issues and develop recommendations on actionable items.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NCSE Conference webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Jackson hosted a webinar at the NCSE Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nature of Prosperity Dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact It was the second in our series of dialogues on the Nature of Prosperity. For this second event, we have asked Baron Rowan Williams, chair of the dialogues, to set out his own vision for a lasting and inclusive prosperity and to reflect in particular on the role of hope in a changing and uncertain world. We were delighted to welcome Jørgen Randers (co-author of the 1972 Limits to Growth study) and Graeme Maxton (Secretary General of the Club of Rome) presenting their new book on Reinventing Prosperity, which outlines "thirteen politically feasible proposals to improve our world". You can read the first chapter on the Club of Rome website. The dialogue was facilitated by Dr Camilla Toulmin, British economist, Professor in Practice at Lancaster University and Chair of the CUSP Advisory Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/event/nop02/
 
Description Online article about the APPG published by Insurge Intelligence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE , a crowd-funded investigative journalism project for the global commons, highlights Tim Jackson and Robin Websters Limits to Growth report - a report commissioned on behalf of a cross-party group of British MPs authored by a former UK government advisor, the first of its kind, says that industrial civilisation is currently on track to experience "an eventual collapse of production and living standards" in the next few decades if business-as-usual continues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/parliamentary-group-warns-that-global-fossil-fuels-could-pea...
 
Description PATHS TO AN ECOLOGICAL AND JUST SOCIETY (presentation, Berlin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the Urania lecture series "Wege in eine ökologische und gerechte Gesellschaft" (paths to an ecological and just society), Tim Jackson gives a presentation on Prosperity without Growth and discusses the vision of a thriving society within ecological limits. The debate is moderated by Marcus Franken, editor if the taz magazine zeo2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description PROSPERITY FOR A FINITE PLANET (talk at The Architectural League of New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the consideration of Economics & Investment within the 5KL initiative - an initiative dedicated to new ways of thinking, talking, and acting on architecture, climate change, and the economic future - Tim Jackson speaks about the shifting paths for achieving prosperity in our lives. While economic growth was once essential in reaching our current level of development, continued growth not only sees diminishing returns, but also detracts from our present happiness and future prosperity. In a world with finite ecological resources, how do we make what we need, get it to the people who need it, and nurture what we already have?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/prosperity-for-a-finite-planet.html#.Vt2n2cLMWUk
 
Description Panel discussion Santiago de Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson was invited by Acción RSE (a Chilean business community of forward-thinking companies engaged on the cause of promoting policies and practices to build a sustainable future) to take part in a panel debate with another international speaker, Will Stephen, in August 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Pegasus Conference, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ran a workshop - Exploring Alternative Economic Futures
Panel Presentation - Ecological Economics and Global Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description People's Parliament Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 25 June 2014 Tim Jackson joins the debate on Money at the House of Commons. Other speakers include Ann Pettifor, Ben Dyson and Anastasia Nesvetailova.The People's Parliament is a discussion series held in Parliament, hosted by John McDonnell MP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prosperity Is... UK 2075 workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of a program of events run by the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at the University of Surrey 28-29th June, Simon and Angela organised a brainstorming workshop around the question "what does a sustainable and prosperous UK look like in 2075?". The workshop was facilitated by Simon, Angela, Craig, Julie-Anne, James Suckling (CES), and Sophia Kokoni (CES). Simon, Angela, Ian and Craig performed a preliminary thematic analysis of the workshop outputs and provided verbal feedback to the participants.

The session lasted ~50 minutes. There were approximately 40-50 participants, split into groups 10 groups of 4-8 across three rooms. Participants came from a range of backgrounds, and included PhD students, EngD students, representatives from industry, government and academics. All attendees can be assumed to have had an interest in sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prosperity Without Growth - Book launch in Portugal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave numerous talks and interviews in connection with the launch of Prosperity Without Growth in Portuguese.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Prosperity Without Growth - Italian Book launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave numerous talks and interviews in connection with the launch of Prosperity Without Growth in Italian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.edizioniambiente.it/libri/572/prosperita-senza-crescita/
 
Description Prosperity Without Growth - Spanish book launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave numerous talks and interviews in connection with the launch of Prosperity Without Growth in Spanish.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=prosperidad+sin+crecimiento&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB769GB769&oq=prosperida...
 
Description Prosperity Without Growth Brazilian book launch. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave numerous talks and interviews in connection with the launch of Prosperity Without Growth in Brazilian Portuguese.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.livrariacultura.com.br/p/ebooks/administracao/prosperidade-sem-crescimento-82600548
 
Description RSA Makers Summit 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A session looking at how a burgeoning maker community might help to make the transition towards a different kind of economy where individuals are more creative, our economy more prosperous and our environment more sustainable. The session is chaired by Tony Greenham; panelists also include Kate Raworth and Vinay Gupta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.thersa.org/events/2015/12/rsa-makers-summit-2015/
 
Description Resurgence 50 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Tim Jackson at the 50th anniversary of Resurgence Magazine, Oxford 23 September 2016. The renowned environmental magazine Resurgence celebrated its 50th anniversary with a three day event: One Earth, One Humanity, One Future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/news/tj-resurgence-50/
 
Description Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference - Plenary presentation by Tim Jackson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 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. In particular, it makes the case that articulating a 'sustainable prosperity' is a precise, definable, pragmatic and meaningful task. It outlines the dimensions of a 'post-growth' economy and explores a vision for the good life defined by the possibilities of having 'more fun with less stuff'.

The follow-on panel is led by Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield), chair of this year's conference. Discussants are David Evans (University of Manchester); and Jo Little (University of Exeter. For further information, please visit the RGS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/news/rgs-conference2016/
 
Description SUSTAINABILITY 2020 (SDRN Annual Conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK has committed to a range of sustainable development goals. These include the Millennium Development Goals due to end in 2015 and the new Europe 2020 targets. 2014's Sustainable Development Research Network conference looked at the progress and challenges of meeting these goals and explores whether the right tools, research programmes, policies and approaches are available and put into place.
At the session on Reconciling sustainable development with economic growth?, Tim Jackson covers questions about the structure of financial markets, the role of community-scale investment, the nature of economic activity and the role of different ownership structures in a green economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/sustainability-2020.html#.Vt2qzcLMWUk
 
Description SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY (keynote provocation on "Sustainable prosperity") 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The interactive event co-hosted by the ESRC and the British Academy, and aims to bring a diverse range of people and perspectives together to discuss novel ideas and approaches to the issue of building an economy that fosters sustainable prosperity. For the ESRC, this event on sustainable prosperity is a key part of a suite of research initiatives around the social science challenges of the energy, environment and food nexus which ESRC is taking forward, working with a range of partners. For the British Academy the event forms part of a series of work being undertaken by the Academy over the next few years to reconsider fundamental questions around society's wellbeing and new democratic settings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Scala Mercalli (TV Show, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Tim Jackson was a guest on the opening episode of new prime-time Italian TV show, Scala Mercalli, first broadcast on 28th February.

Hosted by renowned Italian green Luca Mercalli, the show's title refers to the Mercalli scale, which measures the intensity of the effects of seismic activity. The show aims to highlight environmental issues and show-case examples of sustainable living in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://timjackson.org.uk/scala-mercalli/
 
Description Scales, levels and spaces of the nexus conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Questions of scale are crucial in addressing the linked nexus challenges of food, energy, water and the environment. The nexus is often framed as a global security problem, but this can obscure alternative understandings of interactions and trade-offs at local, regional and national levels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/understanding-limits-and-nexus-keynote-talk-by-tim-jackson/
 
Description Shared Planet - BBC Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Jackson joins Monty Don for a special edition of Shared Planet recorded at the Natural History Museum in London, Jan 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xp15k
 
Description St Gallen Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim gave a lecture at the St Gallen Symposium (possibly resulting in a publication in the Letzebuerger Journal)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cdn.kolola.net/45_cuspimpact/photos/p_88_57c1ed71f27b5.pdf
 
Description Sustainability Network - Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Green Economic Perspectives (with Stewart Wallis) presentation and discussion.
Audience of 50+ members of NGO's.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sustainable Prosperity: New directions for social science research (British Academy and ESRC Workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 20 February 2014, Tim Jackson spoke at a workshop co-hosted by the British Academy and the ESRC, designed to explore issues around sustainable prosperity. This interactive event brought a diverse range of people and perspectives together to discuss novel ideas and fresh approaches to the issue of building an economy that fosters sustainable prosperity.

The event was held at the British Academy in London and involved 83 people from a range of backgrounds, including academics as well as practitioners from business, government, NGOs and other organisations. The day was structured to allow them to focus upon Sustainable Prosperity as a general concept, before discussing the demands it places on our present thinking, and the research questions that it might raise for a wide range of disciplines.

The event was shaped by an expert working group brought together by the British Academy and the ESRC:

· Professor Jan Bebbington, University of St Andrews

· Professor Ian Gough, London School of Economics and Political Science

· Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey

· Dr Ralf Martin, Imperial College London

· Professor Tim O'Riordan OBE, FBA, University of East Anglia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/sustainable-prosperity-workshop-summary.html#.Vt2ofcLMWUk
 
Description The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) Conference (Canada) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson and Peter Victor presented their new report at CANSEE Conference 2013
The report "Green Economy at Community Scale", published by the Metcalf Foundation, explores the concept of the green economy as a potential solution to multiple challenges including climate change, biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, and financial instability. It is drawn from the authors' original analysis of the flow of natural and financial assets at the national level. It analyses conceptual foundations, and provides empirical evidence, for more sustainable community-based economic activities.
The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) hosted its 2013 biennial conference during October 31st to November 2nd at York University in Toronto. The theme for the conference was "Sustaining the Commons: Ideas and Actions for a Green Economy".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The End of Growth? Evening Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The APPG on the Limits to Growth launched a landmark debate in the Houses of Parliament, questioning the role of economic growth in a world of environmental and social limits. We were pleased to be joined by Federico Demaria (co-editor of Degrowth - A vocabulary for a new era), Graeme Maxton (Secretary General of the Club of Rome), Jørgen Randers (co-author of the 1972 Limits to Growth study), and Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Economics). The debate was chaired by Caroline Lucas, MP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Green Economy (lecture for Thor Heyerdahl Summer School) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The idea behind this summer school is to bring renowned researchers of environmental governance to work with a selected group of PhD students/young researchers from all over the world. The courses will focus on the frontiers of theory formation and empirical analyses regarding 'the green economy' as an interdisciplinary endeavour. The course will mainly elaborate on the academic positions and their practical implications. Tim Jackson's lecture will explore the core dilemma facing modern economies. Economic growth in its current form is clearly unsustainable; but economic de-growth tends to cause instability through unemployment and rising debt levels. The session will explore the resource implications of further growth, the technical potential for decoupling growth from resource throughput, the system dynamics of the modern economy and the psychological and social drivers of unsustainable consumption. It will also highlight differences between developed and developing countries in relation to economic growth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Nature of Prosperity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The inaugural event in a major new dialogue on the Nature of Prosperity. The event also marks the launch of the ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) and features Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, in conversation with long-time peace and environmental activist Satish Kumar. Other speakers include: Jane Elliott (Chief Executive of the ESRC), Connie Hedegaard (former EU Commissioner for Climate Change, tbc), Tim Jackson (Director of CUSP) and Caroline Lucas (MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth).

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?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/event/nature-of-prosperity/
 
Description The dilemma of growth: prosperity v economic expansion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Guardian 'Rethinking Prosperity' Blog, 22 September 2014

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/22/economic-growth-climate-change-problems-...
 
Description Thomas Piketty and Tim Jackson: responsible investors must divest from fossils fuels now - Gaurdian 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Leading economists Thomas Piketty and Tim Jackson released a letter today in the French newspaper Le Monde and The Guardian, calling on investors to divest from fossil fuels and on national governments to end fossil fuel subsidies at the G20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/14/thomas-piketty-and-tim-jackson-responsible-inves...
 
Description Thomas Piketty et Tim Jackson : << Cessons d'investir dans les énergies fossiles ! >> - Le Monde 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Leading economists Thomas Piketty and Tim Jackson released a letter today in the French newspaper Le Monde and The Guardian, calling on investors to divest from fossil fuels and on national governments to end fossil fuel subsidies at the G20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2015/11/13/thomas-piketty-et-tim-jackson-cessons-d-investir-dans...
 
Description Trans World Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview regarding consuming less peak resources with TWR, which is a Christian broadcaster that works in over 160 countries globally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.twr.org.uk/
 
Description UN High-Level Political Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave a talk 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. Tim Jackson reflects on the complex relationship between growth, prosperity and sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cusp.ac.uk/news/tj-hlpf2016/
 
Description Why Limits to Growth's forecasts are still relevant today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A Guardian article on Limits to Growth referencing the Limits to Growth APPG by James Dyke.

"Forty-four years ago, the size of the global economy was £20tn in today's prices. In 2014 it was £55.18tn. It's certainly been a rocky road at times, but the trend of economic growth has been robust. Only four years over this period have shown a contraction of economic output."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2016/apr/19/why-limits-to-growths-forecasts-are-still-r...
 
Description Worldwatch Institute launch event (Copenhagen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave a keynote lecture at the European launch of this year's State of the World report, the flagship publication by the Worldwatch Institute.

In the report, Tim Jackson and other leading experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how best to address them. What will happen to the price and availability of fossil energy - the foundation of industrial civilization - as these resources oscillate between surplus and scarcity? If perpetual economic growth on a finite planet is impossible, what are the alternatives? Can national governments manage the transition? Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://timjackson.org.uk/state-of-the-world-2015-circular-economy/
 
Description Young Scholars Institute Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tim Jackson gave a seminar to the Young Scholars Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016