Author page for Tim Jackson


Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and the Environment (RESOLVE). Before coming to the University of Surrey, he was a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute, where he pioneered the concept of preventative environmental management and co-authored the first Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare in the United Kingdom. He has served as Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, leading its Redefining Prosperity program from 2006 to 2009. He has advised UNEP, UN DESA, UNIDO and the ILO, the European Environment Agency, the European Parliament, the US EPA, and the New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. His current work focuses on the development of the development of the Green Economy Macro-Model and Accounts (GEMMA).



Tellus Publications (Selected)


The Sustainability Transition: Beyond Conventional Development

Paul Raskin, Gerald Leach, Michael Chadwick, Tim Jackson

Conventional development wisdom generally assumes the long-term continuity of dominant institutions, along with the expansion of resource intensive consumption and production patterns in industrialized countries and their gradual extension to developing countries. However, the growth orientation of conventional development strategies and resource-intensive lifestyles produce risks and unacceptable deterioration of the biosphere, as well as social and economic instability. The limitations of the conventional development paradigm suggest the beginnings of an outline for a strategic agenda for sustainability.