The rise – and future – of the degrowth movement

A decade after the first international ‘degrowth’ conference, FEDERICO DEMARIA charts the evolution of the term from a provocative activist slogan to what he says is now an academic concept taking hold with policymakers

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 1º international degrowth conference in Paris, April 2008. This event introduced the originally French activist slogan décroissance into the English-speaking world and international academia as degrowth.

In this article at The Ecologist, I chart the evolution of the term from a provocative activist slogan to an academic concept taking hold with policymakers.

https://theecologist.org/2018/mar/27/rise-and-future-degrowth-movement

https://theecologist.org/2018/mar/27/rise-and-future-degrowth-movement

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