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Register now for Degrowth-Conference 2014!

degrowth2014_kleinThe Fourth International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity (supported by GPF) will take place in Leipzig, Germany, from September 2-6, 2014. The focus of the 2014 conference is on concrete steps towards a society beyond the imperative of growth. The conference will give room for scientific debates, exchange between activists and economic pioneers as well as artistic approaches to the subject. Both scientific insights and concrete projects and policies will be presented, experimented with and discussed.

Registration will close soon, on August 11 or when the limit of 2500 participants is reached. The conference will entail hundreds of events, prestigious speakers, innovative ways of participation, all in the beautiful city of Leipzig. So book your ticket and register now for the Degrowth-Conference 2014.

July 31, 2014 | Degrowth-Conference 2014

Degrowth-Conference 2014: Main programme online, registration open.

Press Release


Leipzig - Four months before the Fourth International Degrowth-Conference, central parts of the programme have been decided: The Canadian journalist Naomi Klein and the father of the Ecuadorian constitution, Alberto Acosta, will open the conference on the 2nd of September. All seven keynote speeches, more than 20 panel discussions and chosen scientific and artistic sessions are now visible on the conference website. The programme will be completed by further 250 events which will be announced in the next weeks. In addition, it is now possible to register through the conference  homepage at

Nina Treu, programme coordinator: “Since there is already great interest in the conference, we look forward to a large number of  participants and exciting discussions. We recommend an early registration, as we unfortunately have to limit the number of  participants. For those who will not be able to attend in person, many keynote and panel sessions will be video-streamed on our website.”

The Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for  Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity will be held from the 2nd to the 6th of September at the University of Leipzig, Germany. At  the conference participants from science, business, social  movements and arts will come together to develop concrete steps towards a society beyond growth. Recent scientific research as well  as applied projects and policy proposals will be introduced and  discussed.

The Degrowth 2014-team tries to explore new pathways  with respect to the conference‘s organization: Participants can  choose which conference fee they want to pay, there will be regional organic vegan food and in order to enable people with little income  to participate, Leipzig locals offer free private accommodation. This  can be registered at


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