Energy Transitions, Climate Justice and Human Needs

McLeod Hall, the Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU

Degrowth in Practice I

Presented by the Centre for Human Ecology and Enough! Scotland

Degrowth, while a general critique of our global state of affairs, is fundamentally a situated approach and makes sense for the Global South as an anti-colonial project. Green Growth is pushed as a new language of imperialism in places like Chile and in “energy transitions” initiatives. This teach-in highlights the resistance to the “growth at all costs” that emerges from communities defending their territories and different cosmologies and frames degrowth as a project of global solidarity and human needs.


Makoma Lekalakala
, Director of South Africa-based environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa and winner of the Goldman Prize.

Gabriela Cabaña, PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, member of Centro de Análisis Socioambiental (Centre of Social-Environmental Analysis); Red Chilena de Ingreso Básico (Chilean network of Basic Income) and the Basic Income Earth Network

Luke Devlin (CHE / Enough! Scotland)

Part of

The Degrowth Sessions: Planting an Economy for All

November 4, 10am – 12pm Degrowth, not Green Growth: Economics as if Life Matters

November 4, 1pm – 3pm Care as Commons: Feminist and Postcolonial Economics

November 8, 10am – 12pm Energy Transitions, Climate Justice and Human Needs

November 8, 1pm – 3pm Degrowth in Scotland: Real People in a Real Place

The Degrowth Sessions are loosely based on our online Degrowth Course which ran in 2020 and 2021. To access a pdf. version of the Creative Commons licensed handbook accompanying the course, follow this link.