Did GDP cause the climate crisis? Artemis Investment Management

Moving away from GDP to measuring ‘net positive domestic product’ would be a quietly radical way for COP26 to address the world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

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... Viewed in one way, the aim of COP26 is actually to figure out how to reverse the damage caused by almost a century of lazy accounting practices. Finding a way to account for the environmental and social damage that economic activity causes – putting a price on it – could lead to radically better policymaking.

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