The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society
GIFT’s Founder and CEO, Chandran Nair’s newest book: The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society has been published by American publisher Berrett-Koehler, and has just been released on 9 October 2018.
Drawing upon themes first explored in Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, Chandran’s latest book dives deeper into what the non-Western world will need to do to resolve the coming sustainability challenge.
When it comes to sustainability, the developing world (unlike mature economies) faces a dilemma. Both advanced and developing economies need to become much more sustainable given the challenges of the 21st Century (e.g. peak population, climate change, increasingly scarce resources, and so on). However, the developing world has yet to achieve a basic standard of living for all its people. The development models available to them (based off a Western experience) all rely on the overuse of resources and over-consumption, but these options will no longer be appropriate in a more resource constrained world. When it comes to sustainable development, developing countries need to achieve both sustainability and development. But under current models, developing countries can only achieve either sustainability or development… Read more here