Monthly Archives: May 2011

U.S. Real News Network Roundtable on Sustainable Development

Paul Jay of the US Real News Network interviews John Fullerton, William Rees, Peter Brown and Juliette Shor who recently attended the INET Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire USA,  8-11 April 2011. The audio recording was broadcast on 21 … Continue reading

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Some upcoming degrowth events – from Research & Degrowth

1- Attac postgrowth (and degrowth) conference Germany TU Berlin 20st to 22nd of May 2011 2- Degrowth conference vancouver, Canada, June 3 – 4th 2011 3- Istanbul degrowth course 14th june 2011 4- Istanbul ESEE conference http://www.esee2011.org 14-16th of june … Continue reading

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A course on degrowth – prior to the Istanbul ESEE conference

June 14th 2011 A course on degrowth – prior to the Istanbul ESEE conference http://www.esee2011.org 9.00 – 11.15 Why degrowth? An introduction to the degrowth discourse along its different sources Antiutilitarianism and voluntary simplicity (Claudio Cattaneo, Giacomo Dalisa, Federico Demaria, … Continue reading

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Why the U.S. GDP number may be as bogus as a three-dollar bill

A U.S. money manager grasps what the degrowth “movement” has been saying for years. Toronto, Globe and Mail, Monday 16 May 2011 In 10 days, Washington will release its revised estimate of first-quarter economic growth. This figure, based on more … Continue reading

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Climate change and the flood this time – Bill McKibben

Midwest flooding is a taste of climate change in its early stages. By Bill McKibben, LA Times, May 10, 2011 Last week, at a place called Bird’s Point, just below the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi rivers, the … Continue reading

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Green Capitalism: The God that failed

Richard Smith responds to claims that green technology, green taxes, eco-conscious shopping and the like could align profit-seeking with environmental goals. He demonstrates that maximizing profit and saving the planet are inherently in conflict. No amount of tinkering with the … Continue reading

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IPCC: Renewables could provide 80% of global energy by 2050

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. News Release, May 9, 2011 Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows. The findings, … Continue reading

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