A year ago, in August 2020, we launched our jointly authored book Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide (Pluto Press). ‘The book you hold in your hands’ states Jason Hickel of the University of London and author of Less is More 2020, ‘paints a picture of the new economy that lies ahead — an economy that enables human flourishing for all within planetary boundaries.’ Discussion about degrowth has exploded since then when a cluster of general interest books on degrowth appeared in 2020.
Cities • 26.08.2021
By: Joe Herbert
The idea of the ‘15-minute city’ has recently gained traction amongst policy-makers as an urban innovation with the potential to address intersecting social and ecological challenges of the post-COVID world. But its lack of an embedded politics presents a danger as much as it does an opportunity.
Announcements • 26.08.2021
November 15-19, 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark Convened by the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Aim and content In the context of increasingly acute global socio-ecological dilemmas, there is growing debate about the dominant economic growth-based socio-economic model. Globally, there is a close correlation between GDP growth and the social metabolism o...
Announcements • 23.08.2021
We invite expressions of interest from parties who wish to organize the next appointment expected in 2022 or 2023. We encourage local organizing committees to consider hybrid formats.
Strategy • 16.08.2021
By: Jack Ainsworth
Unless the future takes a bizarre turn, and humanity is united in one country under the flag of ‘DegrowthTopia’, in which the only ‘enemy’ that remains is the extra-terrestrial, the puzzle of how we relate and interact with those beyond our borders and communities will remain.