Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.” (Source: The Guardian)

This absolute must-read report urges political and economic leaders to go beyond GDP, to bury the myth of perpetual growth and to start the fundamental fight against poverty and social inequalities.

Key message of the report which should be forced reading for all the EU “market and growth fundamentalists” who are desperately seeking new growth:

The perpetual growth myth … promotes the impossible idea that indiscriminate economic growth is the cure for all the world’s problems, while it is actually the disease that is at the root cause of our unsustainable global practices"