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. 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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Nicolas Hulot’s resignation – is the path of negotiation and reform a dead end?

Resignation of Nicolas Hulot: proof that the path of negotiation and reform is a dead end An opinion piece published Sept. 7 in Le Monde signed by a host of well known environmentalists. From Philippe Gautier in the Facebook group … Continue reading

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Degrowth Considered: a vision of an ecological society

A book review of “In Defence of Degrowth” Since the chimera of sustainable development is an alibi for permanent growth, degrowth is meant to grab hold of the dominant discourse of growth, envelop it and its apologists, and in fact … Continue reading

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