events, News

Degrowth and Ecological Economics conference, Manchester, Open Call now live

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

Critique, Republished pieces

Open letter to Fridays For A Future. It’s time for action, but, what action?

Open letter by Marga Mediavilla to Fridays For A Future.  reposted from 15/15\15. “There is one thing that worries me. In your speeches on climate change you can find demands for very ambitious decarbonization objectives..... According to my knowledge and according to the studies we are making in our group, such ambitious goals as these… Continue reading Open letter to Fridays For A Future. It’s time for action, but, what action?

books, Republished pieces

Utopian thinking in the ether: an interview with Boris Frankel

This interesting interview appeared in the Australian journal, Overland. It is relevant to many of the concerns discussed here. Frankel's open access book, Fictions of Sustainability, is very good. Thanks to Zacharias Szumer for this. Here is the beginning of the interview - follow the link at the end for the rest of it. Is… Continue reading Utopian thinking in the ether: an interview with Boris Frankel

Critique

Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional?

See also this article by list member Andrea Grainger: In defence of degrowth: The climate movement and socialist movements must come together to build a new progressive movement.  Open Democracy, 5 September, 2019. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional? by Steve Gwynne In his latest article, Leigh Phillips, a strong advocate of 'Socialist Growth' and… Continue reading Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional?

News

7th International Degrowth Conference: Call​ ​for​ ​sub-themes

Update  January, 2020 The call for subthemes generated a great deal of interest.  We have consolidated them into 14 themes: see the conference website.  The open call for contributions will be announced there in later January / early February. The 7th International Degrowth and 16th International Society for Ecological Economics Joint Conference - Manchester Building… Continue reading 7th International Degrowth Conference: Call​ ​for​ ​sub-themes

News

7th International Degrowth Conference – Manchester September 2020

Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis 7TH INTERNATIONAL DEGROWTH / 16TH ISEE INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE Manchester, September 1st to 5th 2020 Download the first call for activists and campaigners. Come to Manchester in September 2020 to meet with other activists, artists and scholars to explore how alternative livelihoods can respond to… Continue reading 7th International Degrowth Conference – Manchester September 2020

Critique

Green New Deals – the degrowth perspective

Most recent update: 18 May,, 2020 The idea of a Green New Deal (or New Green Deal), despite first appearing more than 10 years ago, has become very popular in recent months. These Green New Deals "make an analogy to the response to the Depression of the 1930s with an idea today that with greater… Continue reading Green New Deals – the degrowth perspective