Growth, Degrowth and Climate Justice

By on February 17, 2019

We’re rapidly racing towards the precipice. Billions of people are directly threatened by climate breakdown. But the reality is that this is completely avoidable.

The problems that hurtle us towards collapse are systemic. While the benefits of fossil fuels and growth accrue to the few, everyone else shoulders the costs. Our economy puts corporate profit ahead of ordinary people, and the planet.

So our choice is clear, system change or climate change.

The degrowth perspective is one conception of system change. Supporters say we have to detach living standards from growth to save the planet. But what would our lives look like in a post-growth world? Is something like a Green New Deal an alternative way of dealing with the climate crisis, or does it fail to get to the heart of the problem? And do people in the global south still need economic growth to achieve a dignified standard of living?

Join Global Justice Now for a day of workshops and discussion on the subject of degrowth and climate justice.

Growth, Degrowth and Climate Justice at St Mark’s Church will be held Saturday 23rd February 2019.

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