By Deirdre Kent
Yes, it’s an awful word but we won’t try and change it because there are already over 500 academic articles on degrowth. The movement is strong in Europe. This diagram shows the occurrence of key words in books since 2010.
We have recently started a group called Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ). Our members come from concern about planned obsolescence, fast fashion, overpackaged food, aviation, too many cows, too many cars. Ordinary people in rich countries are saying we are “too developed”. Those who have been in climate action often suddenly realise you can’t reduce emissions easily in a growing economy.[Read more…] about Degrowth – the word to hate and then accept