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Book launch: Heat, greed and human need: climate change, capitalism and sustainable wellbeing by Professor Ian Gough

This book builds an essential bridge between climate change and social policy. Combining ethics and human need theory with political economy and climate science, it offers a long-term, interdisciplinary analysis of the prospects for sustainable development and social justice. Beyond ‘green growth’ (which assumes an unprecedented rise in the emissions efficiency of production) it envisages two further policy stages vital for rich countries: a progressive ‘recomposition’ of consumption, and a post-growth ceiling on demand.
When Dec 08, 2017
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Shaw Library, London School of Economics, London
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Professor Ian Gough (Visiting Professor, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, and Associate, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science) presents his new book (Edward Elgar 2017).

  • Chair: Professor Dame Judith Rees, Vice-chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE
  • Discussant: Kate Raworth, Oxford University Environmental Change Institute; author of Doughnut Economics


The event is followed by a wine reception.

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