The need to De-Grow: How can we make it happen?

Friday, 1 December 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Many of us worried about what we humans are doing to Mother Earth – and to ourselves, of course - have wondered about the paradox of our continuing dedication to ‘economic growth’ and our knowledge of what this growth is doing to Earth and ourselves…  Indeed, the assumed need for ‘growth’ remains a seeming unchallengeable postulate of our economic system, commentators confirming it for all kinds of reasons, like it’s needed to increase our wellbeing, to defeat poverty, to allow for more social justice, but there’s meanwhile a vast body of research documenting that economic ‘growth’ isn’t improving any of these things…

Jacques talks with Anitra Nelson about degrowth, and realistic ways we can work together to create a socially and environmentally sustainable future.


Degrowth Network Australia –

 Find recordings from the first (mid-2023) Australian Degrowth week webinar series hosted by New Economy Network Australia:

Check out some degrowth publications at Anitra Nelson's site:

A 2022 Scientific American opinion piece on degrowth:

Degrowth on Channel 10:

This is a link to the 48 min video I have made on Ted Trainer's Pigface Point site which has been introducing visitors to the case for transition to The Simpler Way since the 1980s. It indicates the basic causes of the global predicament, and the form a sustainable and just society would have to take.   Ted Trainer


Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet