In the first of a three-part series, author Paul Gilding examines the end of economic growth. Once dismissed as the fantasy of fringe economic thinkers, the combination of climate change and associated economic risks, peak oil, and rising food prices has caused the penny to drop – growth may not go on forever. Will politicians, economists, and business leaders be able to cope?
UN calls on governments and business to factor environment into measures of growth, and to end fossil fuel subsidies
Politicians are focused on the short-term, caught in the headlights of the fossil fuel lobby. Climate needs politically sellable solutions.
Bill Gates is one very confused billionaire philanthropist. He gets climate change and food security, but not opponents to techno-fixes.
Companies betting on business as usual are so wrong. “I don’t think they fully understand how wrong they are.”
The collapse of Eastman Kodak has been one of the most sadly predictable corporate demises in recent memory: A company that had the key to its own future but refused to turn the lock. How many Australian companies will follow the same path?