Three policy ideas for a post-growth economy

17 September 2018

In the booklet Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency, Friends of the Earth Europe suggested introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional justice in the economy. But how can we go about the task of building a 'sufficient' Europe?
Many new ideas for an economic paradigm shift have been developed and discussed at the academic and grassroots levels in recent years. In these discussion papers we engage in a more in-depth analysis of three policy ideas that can move Europe towards an economy that can provide for all its citizens while keeping within planetary boundaries.