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Development Without Growth Without Regrets

Monday, 17 June 2013, 4:00 p.m., Room F/G

Hosted by BUND/Friends of the Earth

Fifteen percent of the world population have successfully completed the transition from an agrarian to an industrial (and now post-industrial) society, in the course of the process exhausting the capacity of global CO2 sinks, overburdening the global nitrogen cycle and worst of all, accelerating the loss of biodiversity by a factor of 100.

Currently 60% of the world’s population are undergoing the same transition from agricultural to industrial societies, so far mainly following the Northern development trajectory. However, this will lead to the abortion of development due to a lack of physical inputs, to degrowth by disaster, and more probably to collapse the later we begin to change course.

This workshop will examine the parameters of post-growth policy and the potential for redistributing property, income and consumption in favor of the poor, which form the basis for convergence toward sustainability within the limits of the planet.


Rostock, Stefan
Team Leader Education for Sustainable Development, Germanwatch, Bonn, Germany


Spangenberg, Joachim H.
Chairman, Economic and Fiscal Policy Commission, Friends of the Earth Germany

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