Our proposal is not necessarily to reduce GDP (an arbitrary indicator), but rather to ask new questions and search for alternatives to today’s society based on a predatory, unjust and unsustainable capitalist economic system.
Articles: degrowth (36)
From a degrowth perspective, technology is not viewed as a magical savior since many technologies actually accelerate environmental decline.
Can there actually be climate justice?
One of the provocations the degrowth movement offers is whether true sustainability, one planet living, actually implies a rejection of the affluent consumer way.
We might err, but we believe that in the night of the elections in January 2015 a symbolic “tipping point” has been reached in Greece...
Both the name and the theory of degrowth aim explicitly to repoliticize environmentalism.
If climate disaster, degrowth and whatever else the future holds for us is “involuntary” and the best we can do is to become “resilient” in “transition towns”, then what is the point of an international “cap and share”, like the one your propose, …
We are on the verge of a major tipping point in the way civilization works.
Before anything else it seems important to say that there are lots of chapters in this book that I think are quite excellent as short pithy descriptions of the key concepts of degrowth.
American institutions are in decline and rife with corruption brought on by a combination of hitting the limits to growth while under the control of neoliberal capitalism.