Can We Transition Away From Industrialism? Prospects for Sustainability
Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: 72, Oxford University (Department of International Development), language: English, abstract: This essay will argue that, in principle, there are two alternative pathways towards a transition away from industrialism. The first is based on a green growth paradigm, which is premised on the notion of a decoupling of growth from resource consumption. The second pathway does away with growth as the underlying driver of the world economy, putting in place deep cuts in resource consumption. Both pathways are faced with considerable challenges in economic, social, political and environmental terms.
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