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The aim of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Limits to Growth is to provide a new platform for cross-party dialogue on economic growth in a time of environmental and social transition. The APPG is chaired by Caroline Lucas MP (Green) and co-chaired by George Kerevan MP (SNP) and Daniel Zeichner MP (Labour). Its principal aims will be:

  • to create the space for cross-party dialogue on specific economic risks related to environmental and social limits;
  • to assess the evidence for such limits, identify the risks and build support for appropriate responses; and
  • to contribute to the international debate on redefining prosperity and measures of growth.

The full membership of the APPG includes the following parliamentarians:

Baron Deben (Conservative)
Barry Gardiner MP (Labour)
Jonathan Lord MP (Conservative)
Caroline Lucas MP (Green)
Baron Oxburgh (Crossbench)
David Puttnam MP (Labour)
Baron Skidelsky (Crossbench)
Baron Turner of Ecchinswell (Crossbench)
Alan Whitehead MP (Labour)
Daniel Zeichner MP (Labour)

The APPG on Limits to Growth is an officially recognised cross-party group of MPs and Lords in the UK Parliament. The membership of the group is restricted to Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. If you would like to be kept informed about the group’s activities, please subscribe to the mailing list or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The secretariat for the APPG on Limits to Growth is provided by the ESRC Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth would like to extend its thanks to those involved in the formation and management of the APPG, including Victor Anderson (Anglia Ruskin University), Gemma Birkett (University of Surrey), Catherine Cameron (Agulhas), Ian Christie (University of Surrey), Mike Clark (Institute and Faculty Of Actuaries), Ray Cunningham (Green House), Linda Geßner (, Julie-Anne Hogbin (University of Surrey), Nick Hurd MP, Tim Jackson (University of Surrey), Aled Jones (Anglia Ruskin University), David Powell (Friends of the Earth), Catriona Power (Forum for the Future), Kate Raworth (Oxford University), Rupert Read (University of East Anglia) and Charlotte Searle (Lloyd’s of London). Special thanks go to Irma Allen (KTH) for providing the initial stimulus and coordinating the early stages of the group.