Global De-Growth: A post from the ISAER Conference
Dr. Peter May, Biohabitats
I’m at the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research (ISAER) conference closing and the beginning of our Society business meeting. A report from the “Prosporous Way Down” (PWD) committee I joined this week outlines our next steps toward advancing the concepts, ideas and theories of steps toward global de-growth as described in the great Systems Ecologist HT Odum’s book of the same name. A great conference with some excellent research presentations and the debut of a new emergy database at emergydatabase.org which will be very usefull in furthering this form of Environmental Accounting using Emergy Synthesis methodologies. Extremely knowlegeable and diverse attendance representing many countries from every continent…but for the really cold one of course.