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 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?
Economic growth created the climate crisis and continues to fuel it – ‘green’ growth is no solution.
If we want to live sustainably, we must question our appetite for growth.
Economic growth should be reimagined not only at the macro level, but also at the micro, business level. Social enterprises offer new, collaborative approaches to growth that maximize societal impact.
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
We asked climate researchers to peer through the smog and highlight some positive stories from 2018.
The average consumerist suburban lifestyle is unsustainable. But what if affluent suburbanites and battlers alike ditch the rat race and embrace economic ‘degrowth’? Here’s how it might unfold.
Brexit is a looming crisis but the ensuing chaos is an opportunity to create a radical alternative vision for the UK. Degrowth is the future we need.
Four factors led to positive change that was part planned, part felicitous – but the Preston model is already catching on across the nation.