Category Archives: Uncategorized

Doomsday narratives about climate change don’t work

When we present humanity as a hopeless victim of climate change, we are less likely to act because the ending seems inevitable… In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, city leaders publicly committed to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When does the Commons Transition begin? – Resilience

Commons include not only the gifts of nature, like water and land, but also shared assets or creative work, such as cultural and knowledge artifacts. Commons are a shared resource, co-governed by its user community, according to the norms of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

Johnathan Freeland in the Guardian Grenfell Tower threatens to stand forever as a warning against four of the defining features of our era. First, deregulation – elevated to an ideal by the free marketeers of Thatcherism and pursued ever since. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Degrowth is anything but a strategy to reduce the size of GDP | P2P Foundation

Following up on Jeroen van den Bergh’s excellent review of the growth versus climate debate, Giorgos Kallis points to a fundamental misrepresentation of the quoted research on degrowth: degrowth is not a strategy „aimed at reducing the size of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Remembering John Dillon – KAIROS Canada

KAIROS is shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague John Dillon. https://www.kairoscanada.org/remembering-john-dillon John was a great friend and a “student” of Degrowth. His quiet and solid research over decades motivated and mobilised thousands … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Social metabolism and accounting tools

The application of the biological concept of metabolism (‘Stoffwechsel’) to social systems can be traced back to Marx who, influenced by Liebig and Moleschott, talked about the ‘metabolism between man and nature as mediated by the labour process’. Such a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Degrowth: the case for a new economic paradigm | openDemocracy

Unbridled growth appears to be at odds with social well-being and environmental sustainability. How might we develop a model that reduces the imperative for growth while maintaining economic stability? https://www.opendemocracy.net/riccardo-mastini/degrowth-case-for-constructing-new-economic-paradigm

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment