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Beyond Gdp

GDP Cannot Capture the Economics of Climate Change

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.27.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

The newest GDP release shows an increase of 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2012, down from a 1.9 percent growth in the first quarter and three percent growth in 2011. But, as Dēmos continually asks in our Beyond GDP work: What exactly is GDP measuring?

How Do We Value Nature?

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

if you think of nature as an independent entity having a worth beyond what it can provide to humans, how do you put a price on it? How much is the Amazon River or the Himalayan mountain range worth?

We Need to Start Measuring Progress, Not Just Growth

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

As we reach planetary boundaries, endless growth is not the answer. We need progress and we cannot have progress without measuring what we value, even if it isn't monetized.

Stopping Renewable Energy From Going the "Dirty" Path

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

If we are successful at transitioning into renewable energy economy, but do so by exploiting workers and racing to produce more products at lower prices with its accompanying environmental destruction, are we any better off than if we continued using fossil fuels?