Colloquium Giacoma D'Alisa (Maria Zambrano Fellow, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB)

Organitza: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics

Lloc: Híbrida

Hora: 12:00 - 13:00

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Presencial: Sala Àngels Torrents, CED
Codi: 1984

Títol.- The Case for Degrowth.

Abstract.- The relentless pursuit of economic growth is the defining characteristic of contemporary societies. Yet it benefits few and demands monstrous social and ecological sacrifice. Is there a viable alternative? How can we halt the endless quest to grow global production and consumption and instead secure socio-ecological conditions that support lives worth living for all? During the seminar, Giacomo D’Alisa outlines diagnoses of the current crises the Westernised world is going through and makes “the case for degrowth” – living well with less by living differently, prioritizing wellbeing, equity and sustainability. Drawing on emerging initiatives and enduring traditions worldwide, he describes a radical degrowth vision and outlines policies to shape work and care, income and investment that avoid exploitative and unsustainable practices. Degrowth can be achieved through transformative strategies that allow societies to slow down by design, not disaster.