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Degrowth – an introduction

We are confronted with undeniable problems worldwide: climate change, the transgression of ecological boundaries, growing social inequalities and the erosion of democracy. Open discrimination and right-wing populism are on the rise. If we want to maintain a free and open society, we need alternatives to the dominant economic system and its neoliberal logic of growth – alternatives that are social, ecological and democratic. In this event, we will present and subsequently discuss degrowth as a possible approach.