Budget Response | Spring 2017

Budgets are routinely analysed by people who believe there is nothing problematic about economic growth.  Forecast rates of GDP growth play a key role in the Budget calculations, and Budgets are praised or criticised  based on the effect they are deemed to have on future growth. In our view, such analysis misses a critical  aspect of the contemporary debate: namely the prospect that there may be environmental, social and  secular limits to economic growth. In relation to the Budget Statement released by the Chancellor on 8th  March 2017, we would make the  following remarks... Read more


When degrowth enters the parliament

Ecological Economist Federico Demaria was one of the panellist at our recent House of Commons debate on ‘Degrowth’ as an international movement gaining traction. Here’s his report on the challenges and tasks ahead.


Annual General Meeting

Our next AGM is taking place on 22 February 2017, 2.30-3.15pm. For enquiries, please email appg@cusp.ac.uk.


Prosperity without Growth | 2nd Edition Book launch, 19 December 2017

What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? With this substantially revised and re-written edition, Tim Jackson expands upon the arguments of the 1st edition and demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task.


The end of growth? | Evening debate, 28 Nov 2016


Save the date for Monday the 28th November 2016 as we will host Jørgen Randers, Kate Raworth and Federico Demaria for an evening debate at the House of Commons, to be chaired by Caroline Lucas and Tim Jackson. More information to follow soon.


Limits to Growth or Opportunities for Prosperity? | APPG Launch Event

CC-BY-NC-ND :: Davide Natalini, Aaron Vantsintjan, Linda Gessner (from left)

CC-BY-NC-ND :: Davide Natalini, Aaron Vantsintjan, Linda Gessner (from left)

On 19th April 2016, we held our inaugural event Limits to Growth or Opportunities for Prosperity? at the House of Commons, with current Co-Chair of the Club of Rome, Anders Wijkman, as our keynote speaker. The event also marked the launch of Limits Revisited – a new review of the limits debate commissioned specifically for the APPG.