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Category Archives: Politics
Will UK government commit to real climate change action, or continue to prevaricate?
As the world experiences record high temperatures, from the Arctic to Africa and India, Steady State Manchester collective member Richard Shirres has written a powerful letter to the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some key … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy, Politics Tagged BEIS, climate change, Climate change Act, climate justice, Greg Clark, Paris, Richard Shirres, UK government 2 Comments
Is the UK Labour party facing up to a post-growth future?
Following recent short articles on this theme, here is a longer, more analytic treatment. A personal perspective from the author. Download the full article as a pdf file. Is the UK Labour party facing up to a post-growth future? by … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, further reading, In Place of Growth, Politics Tagged CLES, degrowth, divestment, John McDonnell, Labour, policy, Politics, Preston, steady state economy 3 Comments
Practical degrowth for Labour
The article below is a slightly longer version of the piece published on the SERA (Labour Environment Campaign) website on 17 December, 2017. See also this piece, also by Mark, which was carried on the Left Foot Forward website, in … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, environment, key concepts, Politics Tagged degrowth, economic growth, green growth, Labour Party, Mark Burton, policy, Politics, SERA, steady state economy 4 Comments
A political party argues for degrowth
Remember when politicians in the UK wouldn’t risk arguing strongly against austerity? That changed with the June General Election but there are still things that appear to be “unsayable” in polite political company. One of those is to suggest that … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, Politics Tagged Catalonia, CUP, degrowth, economic growth, Parliament, policy, Spain 5 Comments
Let’s reclaim bank holidays: Introducing the climate holiday
by James Scott Vandeventer Did you enjoy the record-breaking weather across the U.K. over the long weekend, despite a sneaking suspicion that this feels like accelerating climate change? With two four-day weeks, the pressure at work hopefully felt a bit … Continue reading →