Panel discussion at the the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig in 2014.
Speakers: Bernd Hansjürgens, Barbara Unmüßig, Camila Moreno
Facilitation: Alexandra Strickner
From the conference programme: Different strategies have been developed to address the “multiple crises”. One of them is the intensified financialization of nature: emission trading, land grabbing, investment in infrastructure, and valorization of ecosystem services are prominent examples. Some see the accounting of nature’s wealth as an important tool to measure progress “beyond GDP”. For any debate about real alternatives – like degrowth – these new dynamic, related interests and their contradictions need to be understood.