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Malign Confusion About Growth, Economic Growth or "Degrowth": Which Way Forward?

Malign Confusion About Growth, Economic Growth or "Degrowth": Which Way Forward? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
climate scientists have suggested that intentional ''de-growth'' is the only hope to stop the rising emissions associated with economic development and growth.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, December 31, 2013 4:39 AM

Long but excellent must-read analysis by Michael Hoexter of New Economic Perspectives on the need for degrowth strategies to tackle climate chaos.

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Degrowth, expensive oil, and the new economics of energy

"Expensive oil ... does appear to be suffocating the debt-ridden, global economy, just as it is trying to recover ...

 

Unfortunately, mainstream economists, including those in government, seem oblivious to the close relationship between energy, debt, and economy, and this means they are unable to see that expensive oil is one of the primary underlying causes of today’s economic problems. 


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Power, Identity and Social Change as We Enter Degrowth

Power, Identity and Social Change as We Enter Degrowth | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Dan Bednarz  Understanding the interplay of power[i],[ii] identity, and social change is critical to those who recognize that modern societies are at the limits to growth, in ecological overshoot[i...

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:50 PM

Absolutely brilliant analysis by Dan Bednarz of the Health after Oil blog

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New report: Taking environmental limits seriously: The need to reshape environmental policy

New report:  Taking environmental limits seriously: The need to reshape environmental policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Despite this large untapped potential, a sufficient degree of decoupling may not be achieved. As part of a precautionary strategy, policy and society should therefore also reflect on conditions of social and political stability under conditions of low economic growth.

 

This new report from the German Advisory Council on the Environment is one of the few reports which looks beyond the "decoupling" paradigm and puts forward ideas to adapt economic and social practices and institutions for a coming post-growth world.


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