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Beyond green growth

Can economic growth be made greener, or must we look beyond growth to achieve sustainability? An important new study shows that the pursuit of ‘green growth’ would increase inequality and unemployment unless accompanied by radical social policies.

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Fig. 1: Three policy packages (green growth, degrowth and a Green New Deal) that are evaluated using a new ecological macroeconomic model.

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O’Neill, D.W. Beyond green growth. Nat Sustain 3, 260–261 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0499-4

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