What is degrowth?
The decrosaissence term was reintroduced by Latouche in 2006 and translated to degrowth for the first international conference in 2008. The idea goes back to the 1970 th economics, who introduced the limits of a finite world. Since then the concept has matured in France (decroissance) and Italy (decrescita).
Degrowth is among other thing a political, economic, and social movement. Degrowth thinkers and activists advocate for the downscaling of production and consumption. They believe that implementing a set of non-monetary indicators will increase human well-being and enhances ecological conditions and equity on the planet. The movement is in opposition to the general dogma, that economic growth is needed in a modern democratic society. Degrowth raises the question of which goals our society should have and which methods will be most beneficial for the inhabitants in the long run. The controversies surrounding Degrowth varies depended on country, strategy and perspective. This website is made to map the concept of Degrowth and controversies surrounding it.