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Scientific paper • 2024

Planning beyond growth: The case for economic democracy within ecological limits

By: Matthias Schmelzer, Elena Hofferberth, Cédric Durand

Degrowth and post-growth economics has emerged as a particularly fruitful approach in the debates about the reorientation of economies in the Global North towards environmental sustainability, equality, need satisfaction and democracy. This perspective promotes a planned reduction of energy and resource use in the Global North to limit environmental pressures and global inequalities and improvi...

• 2022

The Future Is Degrowth. A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism

By: Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter, Aaron Vansintjan

We need to break free from the capitalist economy. Degrowth gives us the tools to bend its bars. Economic growth isn’t working, and it cannot be made to work. Offering a counter-history of how economic growth emerged in the context of colonialism, fossil-fueled industrialization, and capitalist modernity, The Future Is Degrowth argues that the ideology of growth conceals the rising inequalitie...

4th International Assembly of The Degrowth Movement

By: Members of the open collective ODN

To be or not to be... a movement? It is time to choose and put degrowth into practice.