November 19, 2017


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  • The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is a small NGO which seeks to protect both biological and cultural diversity. “Our emphasis is on education for action: moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives.”
  • Founded in 1994, the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) aims to expose the multiple effects of economic globalization in order to stimulate debate, and to reverse the globalization process by encouraging ideas and activities which revitalize local economies and communities, and ensure long term ecological stability. Edward Goldsmith was a co-founder and director of the IFG.
  • The Institute of Science in Society (ISIS), under the direction of dissident scientist Dr Mae-Wan Ho, is one of the leading organisations fighting dangerous technologies, especially the genetic modification of food.
  • The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.
  • FARM is a UK organisation that seeks to represent the many small and progressive farmers whose interests are systematically sidelined by the National Farmers Union.
  • Sanctuary Asia is a leading NGO for the preservation of endangered species in the Indian subcontinent, also closely associated with The Ecologist Asia.
  • Edward Goldsmith’s brother, Sir James Goldsmith, also contributed to environmental causes and the debate surrounding globalisation.
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  • The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (PWCCC) is the website for the global gathering of civil society and governments that was hosted in Bolivia from April 19–22, 2010. The event was attended by around 30,000 people from over 100 countries, including representatives from many indigenous groups who did not have a voice at the UN Copenhagen conference (COP15).
  • The Third International Conference on Degrowth, Ecological Sustainability, and Social Equity, will be held in Venice, Italy between 19-23rd September, 2012.

    Between May 13-19th 2012 the international Degrowth in The Americas conference was held in Montreal, Canada.

    In March 26–29, 2010 the Second International Conference on Economic Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place. More than 500 scientists, civil society members and practitioners from more than 40 countries joined the event hosted at the historic building of Universidad de Barcelona. See their Degrowth Declaration Barcelona 2010.

    Details of the first Parisian Degrowth conference of 2008 may be found here. While more information in general can be found here.

    Other useful degrowth resources include—Degrowth Conferences website, Research&Degrowth, Degrowth Magazine, DegrowthPedia

  • The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on Thursday September 13, 2007 by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine). The UK government voted in favour of the declaration, despite the shameful behaviour of its ex colonies.
  • Transition Network is the website for the Transition movement, a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate disruption, and economic instability. Its goals are very similar to those outlined in A Blueprint for Survival.
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