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We can’t decouple economic growth from the limits of our planet

This can’t just be a coincidence – our genuine progress indicator and our living planet index have been in decline every year since the year that we started to exceed the limits of our one planet. It’s true. Using ecological footprinting as a measure of our impact on our one planets resources we exceeded the […]

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How to be sustainable – only use your Fair Earth-Share but what does that mean?

So you are one of the 10% of the worlds wealthiest people, you are responsible for over 50% of the world’s carbon emissions and if everyone lived like you we would need three planets to survive. And that ‘you’ is me, you and pretty much anyone reading this blog. What can you do? What would […]

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Is sustainability still sustainable – don’t take the fool’s gold and prepare for our unsustainability

I am still only on chapter 1 and this book is blowing my mind. This post offers a few thoughts on finishing chapter 1 as well as some food for thought about the property industry’s ‘fool’s gold’. A kind reader pointed out that I had got the name of the book wrong in the post […]

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What is sustainability – we need to change ourselves before we can reduce poverty

We need to lift developing countries out of poverty, increase health, education and security. But this will involve lifting the carbon emissions per person in developing countries to provide health, electricity and education. We need to do this, we can’t not do it. But we also need to reduce our annual global carbon emissions. So […]

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