COP23 in Bonn sought to maintain the global momentum for ‘green growth’ – to decouple output from greenhouse gas emissions. But the crucial topics of consumption, inequality and unrestrained growth were entirely absent. My recent book seeks to place these issues centre-stage. Consumption. The widening disparity between countries’ territorial and consumption-based emissions is rarely mentioned […]
Ian Gough is Visiting Professor in CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment also at the LSE, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath. His books include The Political Economy of the Welfare State; A Theory of Human Need; Wellbeing in Developing Countries and Global Capital, Human Needs and Social Policies. He has just published a new book, Heat, Greed and Human Need.