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 Daniel Zeichner MP (Labour), Kevin Hollinrake (Conservatives) and Alan Whitehead (Labour). Its principal aims are:

  • 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:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP (Conservative)
Lord Deben (Conservative)
Barry Gardiner MP (Labour)
Kevin Hollinrake MP (Conservative)
Lord Howarth (Labour)
Baroness Jones (Green)
Jonathan Lord MP (Conservative)
Caroline Lucas MP (Green)
Lord Oxburgh (Crossbench)
Lord Puttnam (Labour)
Liz Saville Roberts MP (Plaid Cymru)
Lord Skidelsky (Crossbench)
Jo Swinson MP (Lib Dem)
Liz Twist MP (Labour)
Lord Turner (Crossbench)
Alan Whitehead 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.

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. If you would like to be kept informed about the group’s activities, please subscribe to the CUSP mailing list or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We want to hear from you – please write us at appg@cusp.ac.uk, or enter the discussion on our Limits Revisited page.