WorldWatch 2012 and Degrowth

[Articles and opinion pieces published in this blog do not necessarily reflect the policies and opinions of the organizers of the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas. They are posted here to stimulate discussion and debate on issues relevant to degrowth.]

Eric Assadourian, WorldWatch

On April 11, 2012, World Watch launched its State of the World 2012 report which focuses in on how humanity moves toward sustainable prosperity – an especially important topic as world leaders convene in June at the Rio +20 summit to discuss sustainable development and how to grow a green economy.

Considering how far past the limits of growth we’ve gone, clearly part of sustainable prosperity is “degrowing” overdeveloped countries’ economies. Chapter 2 of the report–“The Path to Degrowth in Overdeveloped Countries” – goes into depth on this topic, explaining both the why and how of this needed process of degrowth.

The World Watch web site has created a Club for Degrowth resource area and Eric Assadourian will be making a presentation on Friday May 18th at 16:00 at our May 13-19 conference in Montreal.

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