Articles & Blogs, Category = Sustainability

Category: Sustainability

How Market Forces Can Help Preserve the Environment

“Many people believe government rules and regulations are the only way to protect the environment. But there are important benefits that properly structured market forces can bring to environmental policy. When the government and markets work together, it leads to effective solutions for sustainability.”

New on the Moral Markets bookshelf: Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation (2015)

Is There an End to Productivism?

“The most influential doctrines (Liberal, Socialist, Marxist) that have competed since the 19th century to define the future of industrial society are all designed to support a productivist society. This hegemony has marginalised the ecological alternatives. Is their dominance coming to an end?”

Five Reasons ‘Green Growth’ Won’t Save the Planet

“Green growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling contemporary environmental problems. Its supporters […] say that sustainability can be achieved through efficiency, technology and market-led environmental action. Green growth suggests we really can have our cake and eat it – both growing the economy and protecting the planet. But when it comes to tackling the most pressing environmental problems such as climate breakdown, species extinction or resource depletion, green growth might weaken rather than strengthen progress. Here are five reasons why”

The Circular Economy: Building an Economy on the Template of Nature

“What does a circular economy mean? It is often misunderstood as just good recycling. While it is certainly true that the proper collection and treatment of waste and products, machines, clothes or buildings and other artefacts at the end of their usage is a key element of a circular economy, it is by far not the only requirement and not necessarily the one to start with.”

Electric Vehicles as an Example of a Market Failure

“Electric cars are perceived as a positive externality of consumption on the society. To fight global warming, governments have implemented different policies to stimulate consumer demand. But just how sustainable is demand for electric vehicles and how long will governments fuel it? There is also the question of hidden costs for stakeholders like the Democratic Republic of Congo, major supplier of cobalt used for EV batteries.”

Green Money

“Socially responsible investment, green bonds, extra-financial rating agencies: ‘climate finance’ has developed over the last few years. Without State involvement, will these tools suffice to finance the transition toward a carbon neutral global economy?”

Discussion (in English) of the French book Climat; Un Défi pour la Finance, by Pierre Ducret and Maria Scolan.

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