The Dangers of Decoupling: Earth System Crisis and the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

  title={The Dangers of Decoupling: Earth System Crisis and the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’},
  author={Michael J. Albert},
  journal={Global Policy},
  • M. Albert
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • History
  • Global Policy

Methods for Uncovering Discourses That Shape the Urban Imaginary in Helsinki's Smart City

The objective is to identify overarching narratives and potential contested conceptualizations of smart urbanism in Helsinki, and draws from Foucaudian theory to identify which discourses are elevated, through statements posted on the social media platform Twitter.

Technosphäre, Biosphäre und Gesellschaft – notwendige Transformationen

  • A. Lange
  • Von künstlicher Biologie zu künstlicher Intelligenz - und dann?
  • 2021

Tack to the future: is wind propulsion an ecomodernist or degrowth way to decarbonise maritime cargo transport?

ABSTRACT This article explores the political economy of the re-uptake of wind propulsion for maritime cargo transport so as to shift this sector onto a decarbonization pathway. It focuses primarily

Climate change and agrarian struggles: an invitation to contribute to a JPS Forum

ABSTRACT This essay introduces and invites contributions to a new Journal of Peasant Studies Forum on ‘climate change and critical agrarian studies’. Climate change is inextricably entwined with

Political Framework of Green New Deal: A comparative analysis of the EU and US proposals

Green New Deal (GND) proposals are suggested as a solution to cope with climate emergency, economic recession, and social inequality. This study aims to conceptualize GNDs through the political

Green Gross Domestic Product (Green GDP) and Sustainable Development

Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions

The EU’s Green Deal: A Third Alternative to Green Growth and Degrowth?

In December 2019, the European Union introduced its Green Deal in which the ecological crisis is prioritized. In doing so, the EU seems to be breaking with its traditional green growth discourse.

Scientists’ warning on affluence

The authors highlight the role of bottom-up movements to overcome structural economic growth imperatives spurring consumption by changing structures and culture towards safe and just systems.

Scientists ’ warning on af fl uence

For over half a century, worldwide growth in af fl uence has continuously increased resource use and pollutant emissions far more rapidly than these have been reduced through better technology. The af




The ecological crisis we face is a result of an economic model based on growth. Excessive consumption of natural resources, especially of fossil fuels, in the West (and by rich sections of population

Is Green Growth Possible?

ABSTRACT The notion of green growth has emerged as a dominant policy response to climate change and ecological breakdown. Green growth theory asserts that continued economic expansion is compatible

Combining satellite data and agricultural statistics to map grassland management intensity in Europe

The world’s grasslands, both natural and managed, provide food and many non-provisioning ecosystem services. Although most grasslands today are used for livestock grazing or fodder production, little

Summary for urban policymakers : What the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C means for cities

Linda Steg (Netherlands/EU) SR1.5 Lead Author – Chapter 4 The Summary for Urban Policymakers synthesises the key scientific findings and policy observations from the Special Report on Global Warming