Call for papers

The David O’Brien Centre in collaboration with HEC, McGill University (Dept of Environment), and UQAM is organizing the Montreal Degrowth conference in may 2012.  Here is an invitation to all of you to consider participating.  This is not your typical conference.   It is being designed as a “slow” conference with “living degrowth” art and joyful activities paralleling academic and civil society debates.

Degrowth offers a different vision of sustainability. Twenty years after the Earth Summit in Rio, the linkage of sustainable development to economic growth requires profound rethinking. It has not offered a convincing solution to one of the most dramatic crises in history: how to avert ecological collapse while enhancing social justice and improving life’s prospects. In advance of Rio plus 20, our Conference seeks to challenge and move beyond the sustainable development agenda. A degrowth perspective will help us visualize and build towards a truly prosperous world.

I hope you will participate.  Send me your proposal for a talk, a walk, a panel, an activity, alternative modes for degrowing, regrowing, beyond growing.

With Best Regards,

Paul S
Paul Shrivastava, Ph. D.
David O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and
Director, David O’Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise




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