Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Could a 2 degree global temperature rise cut Chinese food production 38% in 25 years?

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CBC Radio The Sharing Economy

Alternative consumption Interview with Benita Matofska, Chief Sharer of the U.K. and Aiden Enns [Winnipeg] , cofounder of BuyNothingChristmas.org about why we don’t need so much stuff http://degrowthcanada.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/cbc-radio-the-sharing-economy/ http://BuyNothingChristmas.org/ 14th November 2012 was the first ever Global Sharing Day. It … Continue reading

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A report on the 3rd international conference on degrowth – Venice 19-23 September 2012

Geoff Garver has written a report on the 3rd international conference on degrowth in Venice from the 19th to the 23rd of September 2012 conference, along with links to some of the talks and other information: Read his report on … Continue reading

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Peer-to-peer activities and the coming of the commons

This article in the July 2012 issue of Red Pepper is quite relevant to our discussions about degrowth. Michel Bauwens’ article examines how collaborative, commons-based activities (including manufacturing, information and even money) are emerging to challenge capitalism. Hilary Wainwright poses … Continue reading

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Introductory Remarks at the Venice conference re the Montreal conference

Bob Thomson and Geoff Garver made this brief presentation on our Montreal conference at the opening session of the 3rd international conference on degrowth at the Malibran Theatre in Venice on 19 September 2012. Read the presentation here.

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What is Degrowth?

Janet Eaton, an Atlantic Canada activist and participant in the May 2012 Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas, has written a cogent introductory summary of “what is degrowth” in her Beyond Collapse blog. Well worth reading and passing … Continue reading

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Will World Population Day Open the Gates to Coercive Contraception?

[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 … Continue reading

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