Timothée Parrique is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Clermont Auvergne (France) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Sweden). His doctoral research focuses on the political economy of degrowth with a focus on policy making and transition scenarios.
By Timothée Parrique, Degrowth.de
The validity of the green growth discourse relies on the assumption of an absolute, permanent, global, large and fast enough decoupling of Gross Domestic Product from all critical environmental pressures. Problem is: there is no empirical evidence for such a decoupling having ever happened.