Transition to an Economy for a Thriving Humanity

Growth-Addicted Economy
Circular Economy
Moral Economy
Steady State Economy
Social Solidarity Economy

The 2020 U.K. Summer School on Degrowth has been postpone due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, you can sign up there to stay informed.

In 2017, Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) was already reached on August 1, 2017.
In 2018, EOD was on July 29, 2018 and in 2019 again on July 29, 2019. When will it happen in 2020? See EOD ...

Morality of Economy

The current growth-addicted economy solely focused on the creation of human wealth appears to be in conflict with basic principles of the normative ethics that our civilization claims to be based on. A thorough ethical analysis of the descriptive ethics underlying today's economy most likely would reveal large discrepancies between the normative and descriptive ethics.

Transition to a Moral Economy

There are many initiative to facilitate a transition to a morally and ethically acceptable economy.

Examples: The Earthwhile Institute Foundation has a vision based on the principle that Nature is pre-eminent. The vision is that “the portion of humanity that survives the coming ecodystopia will have to organize itself in a manner that recognizes this fundamental principle. Economic, governmental, social, institutional models will have to be formed with this principle as the fundamental guiding priority. Free enterprise armatures, including all forms of production and distribution, will be governed to ensure that their activities in no way negatively impact nature and the environment and all life-forms. New consumption models will ensure that increased personal consumption equates to increased support for nature and the environment.”

Earthwhile commits itself to the creation and deployment of transitional models and technologies, in particular relating to personal consumption, to support nature and the environment.