Degrowth for a New Generation
October 26, 2023 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM US Pacific Time | Online event
Post Carbon Institute was pleased to be in conversation with author and researcher Timothée Parrique, and community organizer and writer Jamie Tyberg. Together we explored what degrowth is (and isn’t), how people are embracing the concept of degrowth, what needs to happen to move degrowth from classrooms to boardrooms and staterooms, and how to confront powerful people and institutions who are trying to keep us pinned to the ruinous growth paradigm.
Timothée Parrique is a researcher at the School of Economics and Management in Lund University (Sweden), part of the “Postgrowth Welfare Systems” project. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Clermont Auvergne and Stockholm University. Titled “The political economy of degrowth” (2019), his dissertation explores the economic implications of the idea of degrowth. Tim is the lead author of “Decoupling debunked – Evidence and arguments against green growth” (2019), a report published by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), and the author of “Ralentir ou périr. L’économie de la décroissance” [Slow down or perish. The economics of degrowth] (2022).
Jamie Tyberg (she/her) is an organizer, writer, and fundraiser based in occupied Canarsie lands. In 2021, she co-founded DegrowNYC to develop degrowth-oriented organizers and projects locally. Jamie’s latest research includes the essay “Notes on Degrowth and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat” and she was recently interviewed on the Unequal Exchange Podcast discussing how degrowth works within an anti-Imperialist paradigm.