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The role of economic growth on environmental impact: a study of its causes, consequences, and future action to take by developed countries

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dc.contributor.author Carrera Vidal, Mireia
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-23T12:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-23T12:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/49043
dc.description Treball de Fi de Grau en Estudis Internacionals d'Economia i Empresa. Curs 2020-2021
dc.description Tutores: Carolina Luis i Lela Mélon
dc.description Treball guanyador del segon premi del 2021 del Premi Càtedra UNESCO ESCI-UPF i Barcelona School of Management - UPF als millors treballs de fi de grau (TFG) sobre temes de Benestar Planetari.
dc.description.abstract Our planet has undergone other periods of significant environmental change before. However, the last 150 years of human activity have threatened the planet’s stability, with experts saying we have entered the Anthropocene epoch; an era in which humanity, through the massive impact of the world economy, is creating major disruptions of Earth’s physical and biological systems. The urgency for action is obvious, but are we directing our efforts to the right cause? This thesis wants to highlight the importance of addressing economic growth in the fight for the planet, establishing it as one of the main drivers of the ecological crisis. It analyses how the economic growth imperative has occupied its place in our societies, to then explore how to reconcile the relationship between growth and sustainability through different paths. The main findings establish that degrowth is the proposal with more potential to save the planet on time, and so more specific issues and points to tackle from a degrowth perspective are described at the end of the thesis, to guide societies and present further research points.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Treball de fi de grau – Curs 2020-2021
dc.title The role of economic growth on environmental impact: a study of its causes, consequences, and future action to take by developed countries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.subject.keyword Economic growth
dc.subject.keyword Environmental impact
dc.subject.keyword Planetary sustainability
dc.subject.keyword Decoupling
dc.subject.keyword Degrowth
dc.subject.keyword Affluence
dc.subject.keyword Capitalism
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