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The 4th International Degrowth Conference: New Convergences

Degrowth? For most Americans, the idea of a movement dedicated to non-growth, let alone one that can attract so many people, is incomprehensible.

Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement (Australia)

...I won’t be marching this weekend. I’ll be taking action instead.

There's a lot more to Transition than community gardens

There is little mindfulness about how the way in which we communicate our message comes across to people beyond the bubble.

Degrowth and the Carbon Budget: Powerdown Strategies for Climate Stability - Part 2

In order to fully understand the necessary scale and speed of action required to significantly reduce climate change risks, citizens and governments must first understand the full extent and implications of the carbon budget challenge.

Degrowth and the Carbon Budget: Powerdown Strategies for Climate Stability - Part 1

In order to keep within a ‘safe’ temperature threshold, deep and rapid decarbonisation is required, and yet existing trends show that global emissions are still growing rapidly.

Building a Local Movement: Transition Winnipeg Embraces the Steady State Economy

Perhaps post-growth thinkers need to embrace a both/and strategy—both policy reform and grassroots change—rather than privileging one over the other or wasting energy on the wrong audience.

Why Degrowth?   

Bill Rees recorded in April at the Vancouver Degrowth Event on why degrowth is the only realistic path to sustainability.

Exploring the "why" behind extreme energy

Thus far the debate around unconventional gas/fracking has focussed on pollution, flammable water, earthquakes, noise, toxic fumes, climate change, etc. As a result people mainly focus on the "what?", or at a local level the "where?", of the issue. My research leads me toward …

Avoiding the Carbon Crash: reform the financial system now

The scale of emission reductions required to meaningfully impact Climate Change will result in economic stagnation or contraction. This will render much of the financial system non-viable, greatly exacerbating the economic problems.

"We Have to Consume Less": Scientists Call For Radical Economic Overhaul to Avert Climate Crisis

We turn now to a pair of climate scientists who are calling for what some may view as a shocking solution to the climate crisis: a rethinking of the economic order in the United States and other industrialized nations.

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