Thanks Bob! Will read with interest
On 18/06/2018 13:08, Bob Thomson wrote:
> A Steady State / Ecological Economics / Degrowth 101 review, or long > read, with Herman Daly. Whatever your views within this (these) > stream(s), this is an overview combining his personal subjective roots > with a discussion of historical theoretical approaches that amounts to > a good introductory tutorial.
A Steady State / Ecological Economics / Degrowth 101 review, or long read, with Herman Daly. Whatever your views within this (these) stream(s), this is an overview combining his personal subjective roots with a discussion of historical theoretical approaches that amounts to a good introductory tutorial.
The Big Bad Fix powerfully exposes the dangers of deliberate climate modification, and presents alternatives. A deeper focus on fighting the fossil industry would strengthen the argument.
The role of degrowth doesn’t appear in this review (or the book?) but it’s a good summary of the problem. Bob
This is the first Master of its kind, and one of the first in the world in the flourishing field of Political Ecology. The Master builds on a successful 7-year series of international Summer Schools on Environmental Justice and Degrowth, two ongoing European Research Council projects on global environmental justice – see the Atlas of Environmental conflicts (https://ejatlas.org/) – and on urban environmental justice (http://www.bcnuej.org/). ICTA coordinated also ENTITLE, a post-graduate training network in political ecology funded by the EU. Our program benefits from the several top researchers that are currently working at ICTA (the Institute for Environmental Studies and Technology) and R&D (Research and Degrowth) in Barcelona, the two institutions co-organizing this program.
The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of The Development Dictionary edited by Wolfgang Sachs. This article by Demaria and Kothari lays out both a critique of the oxymoron ‘sustainable development’, and the potential and nuances of a Post-Development agenda. They present ecological swaraj from India and Degrowth from Europe as two examples of alternatives to development. This gives a hint of the forthcoming book, provisionally titled The Post-Development Dictionary, that is meant to deepen and widen a research, dialogue and action agenda for activists, policymakers and scholars on a variety of worldviews and practices relating to our collective search for an ecologically wise and socially just world.
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How a feminist degrowth approach can alleviate ecological and gender injustices
Is it possible to reconcile sustainable development, a fair distribution of both paid and unpaid work among genders, and an economic strategy based on growth? In our article “The Monetized Economy versus Care and the Environment? Degrowth Perspectives on Reconciling an Antagonism”, a contribution to the 2018 Feminist Economics Special Issue on “Sustainability, Ecology, and Care”, we argue that the growth paradigm perpetuates existing gender and environmental injustices. We offer ‘degrowth’ as a potential candidate for a Feminist Ecological Economics perspective that could pave the way towards a ‘caring economy’. However, in order to live up to this potential, we argue, degrowth must necessarily become more feminist.
Dear degrowth friends all over in the world,
This survey is an initiative of individuals involved in the coordination and organization of the international conferences on degrowth. It represents an attempt to bring groups and individuals together for political and practical actions on degrowth that go beyond the bi-annual conferences on degrowth. To organize and build synergies for joint action on degrowth we need to know who we are and what are your/our thoughts/ideas.
Here you will find a survey for mapping all degrowth activities worldwide: