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Degrowth: the transformation needed to combat climate breakdown

Previous global ‘efforts’ to tackle climate breakdown have failed dramatically, because they have been based on a fundamentally flawed economic paradigm: growth. Joe Herbert The concept of growth is an altar at which economists, politicians and businesspeople across the political spectrum have worshipped for decades. Unfortunately, where the planet’s long-term […]

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Is China Really Building An ‘Ecological Civilization’?

China’s leader affirms an ecological vision aligned with progressive environmental thought. Whether it’s mere rhetoric or has a deeper resonance within Chinese culture will have a profound global effect. Jeremy Lent/Common Dreams Imagine a newly elected President of the United States calling in his inaugural speech for an “ecological civilization” […]

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Degrowth: Coming to a Hemisphere Near You

Marisol Cortez A few years ago, while writing a series about development politics in San Antonio, and specifically about alternatives to development as a conceptual paradigm, I signed up for a listserv called “Research and Degrowth.” And every so often, news of degrowth-related conferences and submission opportunities would congregate in […]

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Trump ‘Catastrophe’ Could Spark Climate-Justice Surprise

Progress under Obama had been marginal, but the shock of this moment offers us a possible ‘slingshot.’ Tom Athanasiou/EcoEquity Trump’s election was a catastrophe. Coming on top of everything else, it more than justifies pessimism. But at the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me add that our new position is […]

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Does Climate Change Require Our ‘Radical And Immediate De-growth’?

From Naomi Klein: How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s […]

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Can Advertising Save The World?

Amid crisis of confidence in corporations, ‘The Naked Brand’ argues advertising should focus on transparency (First published at Guardian Sustainable Business.) “Traditional advertising, I think, is finished,” Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard says in the documentary film, The Naked Brand, which premiered on cable TV for the first time last month. Drawing on […]