Décroissance (degrowth) was born with the publication of a special issue of S!lence in February 2002. Built on old ideas and concepts, like critiques of development, conviviality, autonomy or ecofeminism, it brought together the physical limits to growth and the cultural aspirations to diverse flourishing. Springing from activist groups the movement quickly expanded and the… Continue reading Celebrating 15 years of international degrowth conferences (2008-2023)
For a Post-Growth Europe
Open Letter published all over Europe on day 1 of the EP Beyond Growth Conference (15 May 2023) You can read the letter with all the references and signatories at this link. As political leaders gather for a second conference at the European Parliament on how to move “beyond growth”, we, the undersigned academics and… Continue reading For a Post-Growth Europe
Degrowth Journal Goes Live
A landmark moment for the degrowth academic community: the first publications of the Degrowth journal are now online. Degrowth is a free, open-access, international, transdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to degrowth and post-growth studies. The degrowth journal was established in 2020 by a small collective of junior academics following the observation of Timothée Parrique and… Continue reading Degrowth Journal Goes Live
No to Reform!
Review of Marx in the Anthropocene: Towards the Idea of Degrowth Communism. Cambridge. £29.99 paperback. ISBN 9781009366182 Mark H Burton* pdf version reposted from Steady State Manchester Bonus fact: the title of the English translation differs from the Japanese original, Hitoshinsei no "Shihonron", which we understand translates as "'Capital' in the Anthropocene". The Spanish translation… Continue reading No to Reform!
Degrowth London launches
Announcing a new activist group Degrowth London Welcome to the UK Degrowth network! Click here for their new website. By our count then, there are three regional degrowth groups - let us know of more: Steady State Manchester Enough Scotland Degrowth London
Getting real: what would serious climate action look like?
Prof Kevin Anderson, Manchester University, summarises the action necessary if governments and societies were really committed to keeping global temperature change close to 1.5°C - and how there would be wider benefits too. Article from Responsible Science journal, no.5; advance online publication: 19 March 2023. - Reproduced here with the permission of the author. In… Continue reading Getting real: what would serious climate action look like?
Beyond Growth Conference will take place in the European Parliament
The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference is a multi-stakeholder event aiming to discuss and co-create policies for sustainable prosperity in Europe, based on a systemic and transformative approach to economic, social and environmental sustainability and its encompassing governance framework. With this conference, the organisers aim to challenge conventional policy-making in the European Union and to redefine… Continue reading Beyond Growth Conference will take place in the European Parliament
Squaring energy descent and energy for all
In the first of our pieces highlighting work by the UK degrowth community, Joel Milward-Hopkins introduces recent research, with Yannick Oswald, published in The Lancet: Planetary Health*. It explores how a climate-safe, low energy demand future, could be achieved at while also achieving a universal decent standard of living, where the starting point is the… Continue reading Squaring energy descent and energy for all
Degrowth UK Website Now Open to Contributions
Have you heard about a campaign, or perhaps you are involved in a local community group? Have you read something interesting, or have you been thinking about writing a word or two to the Degrowth Community? We are now accepting contributions! We want to nurture the degrowthuk.org website to be a resource for the UK… Continue reading Degrowth UK Website Now Open to Contributions
Zagreb Degrowth conference. Extended deadline for proposals
"Due to multiple requests to extended the deadline for submissions, we announce that the deadline for submissions for the 9th International Degrowth Conference will be extended until 29th January 2023." Conference website link HERE.