Panel discussion at the the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig in 2014.
Speakers: Beatriz Rodriquez Labajos, Ashish Kothari, Alberto Acosta
Facilitation: Ulrich Brand
From the conference programme: Degrowth proposals are largely debated within and for the Global North. Despite strong dynamics and orientations towards economic growth and Western-style development in certain countries of the Global South, concepts like “buen vivir” and a wide range of practical approaches develop. They are promoted by social movements, critical intellectuals and sometimes even by NGOs, small firms and progressive persons within the state bureaucracy. Possible alliances for degrowth between the Global North and South are discussed in this panel.