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Degrowth in movement(s) | degrowth.info

From the organizers of the Leipzig conference What is the relation between the degrowth movement and other social movements and perspectives? What can the degrowth movement learn from these other movements? And the other way around, what can other social … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth Europe’s new publication on Sufficiency

Dear degrowthers, Friends of the Earth Europe has just published the booklet “Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency“, suggesting how policy makers can put an intelligent restraint on economic growth and consumption. In this booklet we suggest introducing hard … Continue reading

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In the name of the Mother (Le Monde diplomatique – English edition, April 2018)

by Maëlle Mariette ‘Pachamama is a reality in the indigenous world,’ said Alberto Acosta, energy and mining minister in 2007 and president of the 2008 Constituent Assembly which, encouraged by President Rafael Correa, granted rights to nature and ecosystems. This … Continue reading

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Can information technology save global fisheries?

Can Information Technology Save Global Fisheries? Masses of new data reveal where fish are being captured and by whom, and what determines fishing schedules. Will this information lead to sustainable fishing, so long as profit rules? http://climateandcapitalism.com/2018/03/27/can-technology-save-global-fisheries

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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 … Continue reading

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Can technology save the environment? The ambiguous case of the whales

Why petroleum didn’t save the whales Abstract – Richard York Ironically, even though fossil fuels provided substitutes for the main uses of whale oil, the rise of fossil fuel use in the nineteenth century served to increase the intensity of … Continue reading

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Degrowth in the clothing industry?

A capitalist approach to “degrowth”? Interesting analysis of clothing sector energy use. The Clothing Industry Is Set to Consume a Quarter of the Global Carbon Supply by 2050 In an industry based on bottomless consumption, ever-cheaper prices, and ever-declining labor … Continue reading

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