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Linking Degrowth to Environmental Justice

For “Scharf-links”, a German online newspaper, Dr. Joachim Spangenberg , co-chair of EJOLT’s steering committee, spoke about the activities of EJOLT and the link between Environmental Justice and Degrowth, looking …

“Growth below zero”: in memory of Sicco Mansholt

By Joan Martinez-Alier,  RESPONDER conference, Brussels, 21 March 2014 In 1971 Sicco Mansholt, a Dutch agrarian unionist and social-democratic politician, who had promoted an expansionist agricultural policy in Europe as commissioner …

Summer course on socially sustainable degrowth (Barcelona, Spain)

Adapting to the times of crisis: an advanced course on socially sustainable degrowth Amidst calls for restoring growth as a path out of the crisis, the intellectual and political …

The rise of a new extractivism and the plea for degrowth

By Giorgos Kallis. We thought that the “commodity frontiers”, the new mines that we dig on earth to take out the oil, gold, uranium or copper that feeds our consumer …

Champions of De-Growth Offer Alternatives to Destructive ‘Extractivism’

EJOLTs’ coordinator – Joan Martinez Alier – was a keynote speaker in the recently held third international degrowth conference, in Venice. He spoke about the links between degrowth and environmental …

Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Twenty years after Rio, the victories of Sustainable Development and, now, the Green Economy, are more noticeable in the field of rhetoric than in reality. The indicators as …