One set of ideas runs counter to the mainstream consensus that technology will save us from climate change. Can degrowth ever win enough converts to persuade humanity to change course?
According to a survey of almost 800 climate researchers, 73% are sceptical of the idea of green growth. Instead, approaches such as agrowth and degrowth are gaining ground.
Access to fossil fuels allowed humanity to overshoot Earth’s biophysical limits. The crises we now face are all symptoms of this overshoot, and the only fix is to cut our demands on the biosphere.
Degrowth will make the environmental crisis worse.
Not only is degrowth is not the same as negative GDP growth, it is actually better for the planet.
Human civilisation is headed for collapse. Collectively, we are pushing planet Earth beyond the limits of endurance. There has to be a better way. Now a new book makes the case for systemic change.
What does Karl Marx have to say about climate change? Quite a lot, according to a new book.
As living standards rise, we could see smaller populations but much bigger ecological impacts.
Why does civil society accept a system that condemns today’s children life on a hostile planet? And what can we do about it?
Decarbonisation is not impossible, but it will be difficult to achieve through capitalism.
Degrowthers are using the cost of living crisis to try and further their cause.
Before the pandemic, our cities had a simple plan: let population growth drive economic activity. But the world is changing and the perpetual growth mindset has to change with it.
Degrowth offers the world a new story, one that acknowledges the role economic growth has had in climate change and identifies alternatives.
Plastic waste is a huge problem. To fix it, we need systemic change, not just a focus on picking it up or recycling plastic once it becomes rubbish.
We talk to three experts who argue we governments need to find alternatives for their dependence on economic growth. Listen to episode 39 of The Conversation Weekly.
To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
The coronavirus is devastating, but failing to tackle climate change because of the pandemic only compounds the tragedy.
The cost of land and, in turn, housing forces people to buy into the rules of market capitalism, making it very hard to ‘downshift’ from consumer lifestyles. But what if we rethink public housing?