In 1972 the Club of Rome published the Limits to Growth report: a pioneering document on the extent to which the Earth’s natural resources can support rates of industrialisation and population growth.
Now, 50 years on, we consider the impact of that report and what is happening to create a new social and economic paradigm that will help the global population live in tune with the environment.
The New Statesman‘s environment editor, Philippa Nuttall, is joined in Brussels by Kate Raworth, the economist who created the concept of “Doughnut Economics”; Tim Jackson, a British economist from the University of Surrey; and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president of the Club of Rome.
This special edition of World Review is produced with support from the Club of Rome and the BMW Foundation.
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