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40th TB Macaulay Lecture

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Dynamic Earth

112-116 Holyrood Road

Edinburgh

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Is economic growth the solution to our challenges? Will it really deliver prosperity and well-being for a rapidly growing global population and allow us to live on a planet with finite resources? Should our prosperity be measured by the size of our gross domestic product?

These questions and many others will be at the centre of the 40th TB Macaulay Lecture, to be given by Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), on 4th October at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Professor Jackson’s book, “Prosperity without Growth” is a world-renowned landmark in the sustainability debate. Originally published at the outset of the global financial crisis, Jackson's seminal work challenges orthodoxies, causing us to question the primacy of economic growth at all costs, and has drawn praise across the world from politicians to Nobel Prize-winning economists.

Against a backdrop of Brexit, and ongoing debate over Scotland's economy and where growth could or should come from in the future, during his lecture Professor Jackson will seek to show how we can exist within the ecological limits of our planet and help us understand how we can chart a course to a new longer-lasting prosperity.

He will also discuss how much has changed both economically and socio-politically in recent years, focussing in particular on Brexit from a Scottish perspective; on how Scotland can develop its economy; and on how economically autonomous Scotland can be in a globalised world facing major environmental challenges.

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