What does degrowth mean today?
It is not only a way to abandon the obsession of unlimited growth but also an effort to deal with the changes and phases of discontinuity our civilization is facing.
The challenges of our modern society are various: climate change and the ecological crisis, the struggle for social and environmental justice, the looting of resources, peak oil and energy crisis, all accompanied by the growing dependence on technology and a huge crisis of social ties.
Our task is nothing less than to begin a journey of conversion and transformation of material and cultural foundations of the so-called “developed” societies.
This involves: to re-significate the very idea of welfare or well-living and to reconstruct on a basis of justice and interdependence the “north-south” relationship and to redefine the pact of solidarity between generations.