Posting from the Leipzig conference on degrowth

I’ve been at the 4th International Conference on Degrowth in Leipzig Germany this week and it has been exhausting and energizing. I’ll post a few items from other blogs and hopefully eventually get down to writing my own impressions in the next week as I travel around Europe to a conference in London, another two weeks at Can Decreix in France and eventually in Paris for all of October.

Starting here with a post from EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liability and Trade) in Barcelona, colleagues from the Research and Degrowth unit at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

The Growing Debate on Degrowth
http://www.ejolt.org/2014/09/the-growing-debate-on-degrowth/

By Nick Meynen.

Why are a record 3000 thinkers gathering from 2 to 6 September in the German city Leipzig to discuss how we can get our economy to degrow? One reason is that a growing body of research from various disciplines shows that a policy focus on GDP growth is the major driver behind the long-term destruction of the conditions that make live enjoyable on this Earth. Another is that it makes sense to look into how all people on this planet could have a good life – an impossible feat if we stick to the current GDP growth model.

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