What is degrowth?

Degrowth means an ecologically sustainable and socially just society
(and economy). This requires ensuring the well being of all and
respecting ecological boundaries . We know that infinite growth isn’t
possible on a finite planet. The goal of degrowth is therefore a social
ecological transformation that enables a good life for all. Degrowth
brings together utopias, scientific findings, proposals, and practical
projects that show what a new society could look like, how it could
function, and how we can get there.

We distance ourselves from forms of growth criticism that do not focus on ensuring a good life for all. We reject right-wing, racist and sexist forms of growth critique.

You like the idea, but what does it entail?

  • Orientation towards a good life for all – this includes a slower life, new forms of prosperity and a good life together.
  • Less production and consumption in the Global North, more self-determination and opportunities in the Global South.
  • More democracy for genuine political participation
  • Social improvement while recognizing sufficiency 
  • Emphasis on regional economic cycles, etc.

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