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Max Koch. Foto: Johan Persson.

Max Koch

FD och habilitation i sociologi från Freie Universität Berlin | Professor

Max Koch. Foto: Johan Persson.

Degrowth: A Path to Transformative Solutions for Socio-Ecological Sustainability

Författare

  • Mine Islar
  • Max Koch
  • Riya Raphael
  • Alexander Paulsson

Summary, in English

This article highlights the potential of degrowth as a transformative approach that can expand capacities necessary for socio-ecological sustainability. By addressing economic growth as a fundamental driver of unsustainability, degrowth offers a concrete pathway towards achieving sustainable outcomes. It calls for sustainability scientists to explicitly consider the role of economic growth, aligning with recent scientific assessments that support a critical
stance on growth. While degrowth and sustainability share common goals such as respecting biocapacity and equitable distribution of ecological budgets, degrowth approaches differ by placing emphasis on national and local solutions and exploring aspects like technology, time, work, commodity, and property. Engaging with economic questions is crucial for sustainability science to maintain its transformative potential. Growth-critical perspectives like degrowth and post-growth have the potential to propel sustainability discourses into new,
more impactful realms of development.

Avdelning/ar

  • Socialhögskolan
  • Socialpolitik och hållbarhet
  • LU profilområde: Naturbaserade framtidslösningar
  • LUCSUS
  • CIRCLE
  • Organisation

Publiceringsår

2024-04-30

Språk

Engelska

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Global Sustainability

Volym

7

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Cambridge University Press

Ämne

  • Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Nyckelord

  • Sustainabiliity
  • Degrowth
  • Transformative solutions

Aktiv

Published

Projekt

  • Postgrowth Welfare Systems
  • Economic Elites in the Climate Change Transformation: Practices, justifications and regulations of unsustainable lifestyles in Sweden

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 2059-4798