Economy and livelihoods after Covid-19 A global on-line symposium of the International Degrowth Network and the International Society for Ecological Economics. September 1 to September 4th, 2020, University of Manchester. The sessions will be in the afternoons BST. Join us for this symposium over four days. We’ll be considering the implications of the global Covid-19… Continue reading Economy and livelihoods after Covid-19: Save the date, 1-4 Sept. 2020
by Ben Robra, Iana Nesterova and Fabian Maier As the ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to illustrate once again, an unforeseen economic shock appears to threaten the very foundations of social life and indeed the livelihoods of people across the globe. With social distancing and lock-down measures in place, people were forced to… Continue reading No more business as usual: introducing the Degrowth Organisation and Economy Research Group
Re-imagining the Future After the Corona Crisis The Coronavirus pandemic has already taken countless lives and it is uncertain how it will develop in the future. While people on the front lines of healthcare and basic social provisioning are fighting against the spread of the virus, caring for the sick and keeping essential operations running,… Continue reading Degrowth: New Roots for the Economy
Steve Gwynne For me, the central basis of a sustainable, sufficient and resilient future is to manage the gdp size of the global economy so that it remains well within the global safe operating space. This I imagine could be measured and monitored using an adapted version of the Doughnut economic model whereby GDP size… Continue reading How we can heed Covid-19 and realise a sustainable, sufficient and resilient future for all?
2020 was supposed to be the inaugural year of the UK Degrowth Summer School, an initiative organised by past attendees of the well-respected annual degrowth summer school held at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Unfortunately, due to the covid-19 crisis, the UK summer school - along with the Manchester degrowth conference it was scheduled to… Continue reading Introducing #DegrowthTalks
We are delighted to republish this piece, collaboratively written by roughly 40 scholars and activists affiliated with the Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA), a network that aims at making feminist reasoning an integral part of degrowth. More information about FADA in the endnote. Collaborative Feminist Degrowth: Pandemic as an Opening for a Care-Full Radical Transformation… Continue reading This Pandemic as an Opening for a Care-Full Radical Transformation
In this article we’d like to offer some new thinking: a policy proposal that we feel has the potential to be transformative. At its simplest, our proposal involves providing self-selecting unemployed public housing residents with a basic, living wage. With housing and other basic needs secured, the goal would be to enable these public residents to participate voluntarily in the creation of ‘simple living’ communities and neighbourhoods that are sustainable, resilient, and consistent with human flourishing.
The Manchester 7th International Degrowth and 16th International Society for Ecological Economics Joint conference was due to be held in September 2020. It will not come as a surprise to you that given the global Covid 19 pandemic we have been forced to postpone the conference. We do so with deep regret. The conference is… Continue reading Announcement about the Manchester Degrowth and ISEE conference
This text is going out to those who have submitted to the conference. Thank you for your submission to the Manchester degrowth and ecological economics conference. As you will be aware we are facing an unprecedented situation with the global coronavirus pandemic. We are therefore reviewing options as to how to progress. We have decided… Continue reading Message from the Manchester Degrowth Conference
We are pleased to share the Open Call for the Degrowth and Ecological Economics conference in September, here in Manchester: http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/degrowth2020/open-call/ It can also be reached via a link at the bottom of the main page http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/degrowth2020/ Submissions from activists, policy people and politicos as well as scholars and academics are welcome. The deadline is… Continue reading Degrowth and Ecological Economics conference, Manchester, Open Call now live