A 4-Step Plan for a Post Growth-Ready New Zealand

There is a plausible future in which economic growth is too hard - or undesirable - and is dropped as a economic goal. Instead, distributive and regenerative factors would be emphasised in business and policymaking to enhance wellbeing and nature as new economic priorities. Economics would become socio-ecological. You might ask: why should we prep … Continue reading A 4-Step Plan for a Post Growth-Ready New Zealand

IPCC Gives Mainstream Economics A Free Pass

The IPCC report, issued on 20 March 2023, is an invaluable synthesis of climate science; however, there is a fundamental issue with IPCC reports in general. They communicate climate science using language that is also used by mainstream economists, such as modelling, equilibrium, financial flows, market barriers, leverage, costs and budgets. This shared lexicon unfortunately … Continue reading IPCC Gives Mainstream Economics A Free Pass

Degrowth Presentation to the NZ Green Party Caucus

The Overton window is shifting. On 14 March 2023, the following presentation was made by Piers Locke, Hugh Ferguson and Tāne Feary, representing the Degrowth Greens Network, to the caucus of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. On 8 March, globally renowned degrowth scholar Jason Hickel made an historic step forward in bringing degrowth … Continue reading Degrowth Presentation to the NZ Green Party Caucus

How Is Degrowth Different To ‘Sustainability’?

Ever wondered how degrowth differs from conventional sustainability? The goal of degrowth is universal wellbeing, to be delivered through global and local provisioning systems that are distributive and regenerative. This demands a reprioritisation of social values and behaviours toward sufficiency and sharing; it is driving development of innovative post-growth business models that focus on meeting … Continue reading How Is Degrowth Different To ‘Sustainability’?