Monthly Archives: March 2015

Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice | Research and actions to consume less and share more

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the second edition of the degrowth summer school offered by ICTA and Research & Degrowth with environmental justice as a special focus. The summer school will take place between the 6th and … Continue reading

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Call for courses : Degrowth in Action – Climate justice – Summer School 2015 Germany

The summer school “Degrowth in action: Climate Justice“ (August 9 – 14, 2015) is a follow-up project of the 4th International Degrowth Conference last autumn, where around 3000 people came together to discuss alternatives for an ecological and equitable society. … Continue reading

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IPS- Opinion: Climate Change Continues, Impervious to Official Declarations

[Where growth is taking us] In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, argues that while the governmental system says all the right things about acting … Continue reading

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Mining, energy, climate, capitalism: Why don’t NGOs connect the dots?

A very powerful discussion of the civil society “intersectionality” gap with implications for the transition to a post growth society. Bob Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related … Continue reading

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Civil and uncivil actors for a degrowth society

Giacomo D’Alisa , Federico Demaria and Claudio Cattaneo Within the context of the ecological crisis and technocratic drift of western nations whose overarching goal is economic growth, a plea for degrowth is emerging. In this essay, the concept of degrowth … Continue reading

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By Geoff Mosley Australian Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. I want you to imagine that I am a time traveller coming back from the future to tell you about our steady state economy. … Continue reading

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George Monbiot: Not one coherent word about constraining production [of fossil fuels]

If you visit the website of the UN body that oversees the world’s climate negotiations, you will find dozens of pictures, taken across 20 years, of people clapping. The celebratory nature of the images testifies to the world of make-believe … Continue reading

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Could ‘Cli-Fi’ help decolonize our consumer culture ?

From Columbia University in New York to the University of Cambridge in Britain, college classrooms are picking up on the “cli-fi” genre of fiction, and cinema and academia is right behind them… Cli-fi is a catchy abbreviation for the genre … Continue reading

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Beer Brewers Unite To Call For Action On Climate Change

A group of 24 brewers from across the USA have come together to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their operations and call for strong national action to address climate change.

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12 lines of flight for a just degrowth

This July 2010 paper for a debate in Attac Germany about degrowth is now available in English 1.) Our goal: Social rights – global and concrete 2.) Nature is limited and resistant 3.) Decoupling is not possible 4.) „Leur récession … Continue reading

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