Monthly Archives: September 2018

The EU needs a stability and wellbeing pact, not more growth | Politics | The Guardian

238 academics call on the European Union and its member states to plan for a post-growth future in which human and ecological wellbeing is prioritised over GDP Sun 16 Sep 2018 16.26 BST https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/16/the-eu-needs-a-stability-and-wellbeing-pact-not-more-growth Advertisements

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Guardian: Yes, there is an alternative. These people have shown how to ‘take back control’

If the UK is to hold together as a country – which must now be an open question – the only way it will do so is by enabling people and places to exercise power by and for themselves. That … Continue reading

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Guardian: While economic growth continues we’ll never kick our fossil fuels habit

We’re getting there, aren’t we? We’re making the transition towards an all-electric future. We can now leave fossil fuels in the ground and thwart climate breakdown. Or so you might imagine, if you follow the technology news. So how come … Continue reading

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The EU needs a stability and wellbeing pact, not more growth | Politics | The Guardian

238 academics call on the European Union and its member states to plan for a post-growth future in which human and ecological wellbeing is prioritised over GDP. This week, scientists, politicians, and policymakers are gathering in Brussels for a landmark … Continue reading

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Forget ‘survival of the fittest’ – degrowth of energy consumption will save the earth – Guardian

Proof that degrowth of energy consumption is a scientific survival strategy. It is the perfect comeback for those who are admonished for not pulling their weight. Never mind that work is piling up, being lazy is a winning evolutionary strategy … Continue reading

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We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

Do you believe in miracles? If so, please form an orderly queue. Plenty of people imagine we can carry on as we are, as long as we substitute one material for another. Last month, a request to Starbucks and Costa … Continue reading

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Reflections on a decade of degrowth International conferences

Following the sixth International Conference on Degrowth in Sweden – and ahead of two complimentary events in Mexico and Brussels this September – members of the DEGROWTH CONFERENCE SUPPORT GROUP reflect on the history of these events https://theecologist.org/2018/aug/29/reflections-decade-degrowth-international-conferences

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