Degrowth has emerged over the last 10 years. This ‘bomb word’ has been used to inspire in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is desirable or even possible. The main goal of the Budapest Degrowth Conference is, on one hand to question the limits to growth in understanding the challenges faced by society, and on the other hand, to initiate dialogue about solutions on different levels.
The 5th International Degrowth Conference took place in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September 2016. For the first time, in parallel to the conference, an open festival ‘Budapest Degrowth Week’ featured practical workshops, panel and participatory discussions, and also concerts, artistic performances and interactive tours throughout the city. (View an announcement in Hindi)
Watch video recordings of keynote presentations of the just concluded 5th International Degrowth Conference, Budapest 2016. They cover a range of subjects from critiques of economic growth and capitalism and green economy, to radical alternatives on economic, political, social and cultural fronts; alliances between global north and south; climate justice; the nature and future of work, etc.