Resource Scarcity

How the EU Could Help UK Consumers Get to Grips With Resource Use

Craig Bennett | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Craig Bennett

A survey for the National Geographic magazine showed that westerners consume a lot, but are less likely to feel that they should consume less to impro...

What Alice in Wonderland Can Teach Us About Resource Scarcity

Dustin Benton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dustin Benton

Raising resource productivity will require a refocusing of industrial effort, capital allocation and innovation. Given time, this may happen on its own, but system change is hard, and there is plenty of inertia which keeps the economy linear.

Future Shock! My Top 15 Hopes for 2013 and Beyond...

Michael Townsend | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

Alvin Toffler published Future Shock in 1970, at a time of great social and economic upheaval. Toffler sought to help people make sense of what was g...

Which Raw Materials Pose the Biggest Business Risks?

Dustin Benton | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Politics
Dustin Benton

Chatham House produced an excellent report on resource futures last month, which provides a detailed and comprehensive look at how underlying environmental stress contributes to material insecurity. Its diagnosis, that declaring that "the spectre of resource insecurity has come back with a vengeance" is stark.