chapter  16
Degrowth as a transition strategy
ByRobert Perey
Pages 10

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution environmentalists have drawn attention to the coming ecological crisis as one of the significant consequences of this transformational societal change. The emerging field of ‘degrowth’ is a new movement addressing the issues of this ecological crisis and its potential disruptive impact for organisational and societal sustainability. Degrowth strongly criticises the logics that underpin today’s economic systems and continues a long trend of drawing societal attention to the ecological limits of growth that constrain humanity’s cultural practices and activities.