Julian Morgan, Dustin Benton, Matthew Spencer, Karen Crane

Organisation and country:

Green Alliance, United Kingdom


The project supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, to create public debate around the opportunity for green growth, and the economic risk of unsustainable use of resources.The infographic was one output resulting from a major analysis of the economic impact of resource price shocks; it charted the rise in global resource prices over the past decade, the impact on UK consumer prices, the monetary policy of the Bank of England, real wages and the cost of living - a phenomenon we named 'The Great Resource Price Shock'.

The infographic was designed to provide quick visual access to the main messages. It received substantial coverage, including a full page piece in the economics section of The Guardian print edition (‘UK price rise exposes failure to prepare for food and fuel shocks’, 3 March 2014). It was commented on by the target audience of economists, decision makers and policy experts in government, business, environmental and academic communities, with the images retweeted widely on Twitter.


Final vote count - 21