1 June 2022:


Interest in degrowth is on the rise and so is degrowth's influence. The IPCC, for instance, mentions degrowth repeatedly in its AR6 WGII and AR6 WGIII papers, published earlier in 2022. Whether you know anything about it or not, you could easily find yourself engaged in a conversation about degrowth in the near future. 

So what is it all about, how is interest in degrowth building and if you are a degrowth supporter, how can you discuss it persuasively with those who may find the whole idea unthinkable?

In this presentation to Our Climate Declaration, Jennifer Wilkins covers two aspects of degrowth. Firstly, as a mechanism to reach a sustainable economy; and secondly, the process of building societal acceptance of degrowth. 

Our Climate Declaration is a group of activists campaigning for a just and sustainable post-carbon Aotearoa New Zealand. They believe that a transition to a no-growth Economy of Enough is key to achieving these goals and seek to stimulate debate on this new economic paradigm. They also monitor policies and hold government to account.


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