If the UK economy were to grow by 2.3% per year for the next 200 years, the economy would be 100 times bigger than it is now. Is this feasible? Is it desirable? In this lecture we will look at the arguments around the limits to growth, taking into account potential threats to our contemporary way of life, such as "peak oil" and climate change.
Will technology come riding to the rescue, or do we need to reorientate our objectives in order to achieve a fulfilling and satisfying life for all?
Andrew is Professor of Politics at Keele University. He is the author of Green Political Thought (4th edition, 2006), and of Citizenship and the Environment (OUP 2003), among other edited books, monographs, and papers.
He is a member of the England and Wales Green Party and has stood in Parliamentary and local elections. He co-write the Green Party Manifesto in 2010, and is a founder member of the thinktank Green House.