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Degrowth as a counter-model to "economic growth" within a limited world...

Dear Colleagues,

as criticised in my presentation at the conference in Hanoi, "sustainable tourism" is very often interpreted as "sustainable growth" of touris, which leads sometimes unfortunately to overtourism. Within a limited world, this creates fundamental practical and paradigmatic problems. For this reasons, academics have developed the concept of "Degrowth" - a horror picture for politicians, economists and tourism marketers.

To clear the fog around  this term a bit, I may present an explanatory article from the Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism.

Reference: Friedl, H. A. (2015). Degrowth. In: Cater, C., Garrod, B. & Low. T. (Ed.): The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. Wallingford: Cabi, S. 161.

Comments, critics and further ideas are welcome.

Bye, Harry

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Ceterum censeo mutationem climae esse vincendem.

(Incidentally, I think that global warming must be defeated) 


Prof. (FH) Mag. Mag. Dr. Harald A. Friedl
Assoc. Professor for Sustainability and Ethics in Tourism
Institute for  Health and Tourism Management
FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied Sciences
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 24
8344 Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
Phone office +43-316/5453-6725
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