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Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014
Panel discussion at the the 4th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig in 2014.
Speakers: Astrid Lorenzen, Benjamin Tincq, Tony Greenham
Facilitation: Silke Helfrich
From the conference programme: One can find many initiatives and discourses which put the misguided economy back on track. More and more people do not simply fight "the economy" but work on real alternatives which revoke the logic of profit maximization. They focus on the micro level, on the macro level or on both. They often bring in an ecological perspective, promote sharing, sufficiency and/or care. The insiders call it diversity, the outsiders confusion. How are the different approaches related? What do they contribute to degrowth? These and other questions are explored in two related panels. They are followed by workshops to deepen the questions and to start joint planning and thinking.