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Gus Speth - Co-Chair, The Next System Project

Gus Speth - Co-Chair, The Next System Project

James Gustave “Gus” Speth is Senior Fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project at the Democracy Collaborative. In 2009 he completed his decade-long tenure as Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and joined the Vermont Law School in 2010. From 1993 to 1999, Gus Speth was Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the UN Development Group. Speth has served as a senior adviser on environmental issues to Presidents Carter and Clinton. His latest book, the 2014 memoir Angels by the River, traces his path from mainstream environmental insider to a champion of fundamental systemic change in our political and economic institutions.

Publications

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Ep. 1: Gar Alperovitz & Gus Speth on the Next System

The Joyful Economy

The Joyful Economy

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Framing the challenges of a next system after fossil fuels

A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World

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Getting to the Next System

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New Political-Economic Possibilities for the Twenty-First Century

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Download the first Next System Project Report

Am I a ‘Radical’?

Am I a ‘Radical’?

Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy

Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy

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For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economy

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Toward a Post-Growth Society

Global Warming and Modern Capitalism

Global Warming and Modern Capitalism